[Box 043] IWM & Military Injuries Research Files; The Injury Fact Book, Second Edition, Files. — 1971; 1976; 1982-1993; 1995-1999; undated.. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
The first set of materials, about two-thirds of the box, are military injuries research files. Many documents reference a study titled “Injury to Women in the Military,” also referred to as the IWM project. This was a study of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Baker was the co-PI and Gordan Smith was the PI (Principle Investigator) on this study. It was funded by a 3-year grant from the Department of Defense Women’s Health Initiative. This project encompassed all branches of the military and includes data from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. These materials include data: tables, lists of variables, accident lists, and reports. There are also lists of codes and coding tables. Data sources include Navy hospitalization & demographic data; Army hospitalization data, for the years 1990-1994; NTOF data (National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system, Department of Health and Human Services); & Service Safety Center Data. Data tables are frequently sorted by gender. Topics include, among others: female navy data; accident data; causes of military personnel injury; traumatic occupational fatalities, motor vehicle and air transport deaths for the years 1980-1992; poisoning for the years 1985-1995; and population data for the military by gender for the years 1980-1993. There are also IWM research project data tracking tables.
There are articles from journals (copies) and trade journals on the topics of: muskuloskeletal injuries in the military; injuries associated with physical training; suicide in the military; training and combat-related illnesses and injuries among female military personnel (as well as compared to their male counterparts). There are also Clippings (copies) of newspaper articles on the topics of navy pilot crash; suicides on the rise in the military; and military personnel safety issues. There are reports and by the U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (ARIEM), among others. Reports are on the subjects of: injuries in the Army; rates of hospitalization of Army personnel for injury and musculoskeletal conditions by gender and occupation; physical training injuries in army infantry trainees; & an Annual Report on the IWM research project. There are also papers on the following topics: upper-extremity disorders in the federal work force, injuries caused by exercise training programs, & injury incidence in soldiers by age and physical fitness.
There are correspondence files by correspondent’s last name. There are also many correspondence about the IWM project, specifically about the grant proposal and data including, navy data, dmdc (Defense Manpower Data Center) data, SAMS system, NTOF data (National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system), outpatient datasource (Ambulatory Data System), and DMSS, Defense Medical Surveillance System. Includes correspondence between Baker, Forney, Gordon, and Smith, as well as Bruce H. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel & Chief of Occupational Medicine Division. Other materials include: abstracts; descriptions of other studies being conducted at the Naval Health Research Center; descriptions of the research activities of the IWM study; Naval Health Research Center physical training program guidelines for Navy recruits; and notes by Baker. There are presentation slides (printouts) on the following topics: injuries in the military (by Baker); Army medical surveillance activity; & sports and recreation injuries of military personnel. There is also a proposal for the IWM study, dated 1996 titled, “Injury to Women in the Military” to produce a monograph or series of papers on injuries to women in the military. Dates: 1987; 1990; 1992-1993; 1995-1999 (bulk); undated.
The last set of materials (10 folders) in this box were used by Baker for revising The Injury Fact Book for a second edition that was published in 1992 (the first edition was published in 1984). These documents include articles from journals (copies) on the topic of seat belt use & drinking and driving, among other topics; correspondence with publishers; a book contract; permission requests; chapter drafts; tables of contents draft; data tables; notes by Baker; papers on the topic of seat-belts, car seats, and drinking and driving; and reports, fact sheets, & special studies by the following organizations: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); General Motors Research Laboratories; & the U. S. Comptroller General. Dates (IFB materials): 1971; 1976; 1982-1986; 1988-1992; undated.