Conference to address alcohol problems among hospitalized trauma patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury and Disability Outcomes, invited the Foundation to co-fund with the CDC, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) a conference that will make recommendations to improve practice in trauma centers for persons with alcohol problems. The meeting involved approximately 100 participants from relevant professional associations, government, and other stakeholders who assembled in Washington, D.C., for three days in May 2003. This grant represented one-fourth of the total projected conference planning, implementation, and result dissemination costs. Recommendations to improve practice for persons who have problems with alcohol receiving care in trauma centers will be distributed through NIDA, CDC, and NIAAA Web sites and newsletters, as well published conference proceedings. A conference summary will be submitted for medical journal publication. Conference co-sponsors included the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, CDC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, NIAAA, NIDA, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $25,000.00

Awarded on: 6/3/2003

Time frame: 6/1/2003 - 12/31/2005

Grant Number: 47395


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63
Atlanta, 30341-3717


Daniel W. Hungerford
Project Director