Haddon's Matrix

Haddon's Matrix is a commonly used paradigm in public health that identifies potential intervention strategies for preventing injury. It explores characteristics related to the individual host, the vector/agent causing injury, and the environment at three stages: before the injury, at the time of the injury, and after the injury. This process helps identify potential interventions for preventing injury.

Please click on the link below to see how Haddon's Matrix can be applied to the problem of youth violence.

haddons matrix.pdf

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