In the last 50 years, no one thinks that drivers have gotten better, but fatalities per mile driven have fallen over 80%. How has this become possible? What have we learned from this example that can be applied to other areas?
David Hemenway is a professor of Health Policy at the, Harvard School of Public Health and the director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He has been working on compiling success stories in public health. These stories share the theme that by creating a better system we can make it so that people are much safer. You can listen to two of David’s success stories here.