ACEP Public Health Policy Statements
Sobering Centers, 2014
ACEP Information Papers
Emergency Department Violence: An Overview and Compilation of Resources. 2016
Falls - Underdeveloped Opportunity to Save Lives and Prevent Injury. 2017
Pedestrian Injury Prevention through Vision Zero Model, 2015
Public Health and Access to Emergency Care, 2007
Public Health Impact of Crowding and Boarding of Inpatients, 2009
Recognizing the Needs of Incarcerated Patients in the ED, 2006
Respiratory Hygiene in the Emergency Department, 2006
Review of Healthy People 2020 Proposed Objectives, 2009
Risk Assessment and Tools for Identifying Patients at High Risk for Violence and Self-Harm in the ED, 2015
Assault Victims’ DNA Bill of Rights and the Role of the Emergency Physician, 2016
Synthetic Drug Overdose, 2015
Related Topic Pages
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the ED
Influenza Resources and Updates
Interest in falls in emergency medicine is
growing, with some high-quality research published in the last few years. The
following resources focus on ED assessment of and prevention of falls in older
This table provides a listing of known sobering centers with detailed site specific information about capacity, client encounters, staffing, length of stay, and regulatory agency involvement to name a few. This information is based on a survey developed by the Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee (PHIPC) and submitted to the ACEP Board of Directors in October 2013.
Sobering Centers are facilities that provide a safe, supportive, environment for mostly uninsured, homeless or marginally housed publicly intoxicated individuals to become sober. Sobering centers provide services for alcohol-dependent individuals that may have secondary problems such as drug abuse/dependence, mental illness and/or medical issues.
From December 2009, this document is an overview of ACEP's comments and recommendations on the HHS Healthy People 2020 campaign.
Published in Annals of Emergency Medicine November 2006, this article was written by ACEP’s Public Health Committee.
For ACEP policy statements related to Violence, please visit the Violence and Abuse section of the online policy statements.
Domestic Family Violence
Domestic Violence: The Role of EMS Personnel