Research in Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

Intersection Redesigned With Pedestrians in Mind: West Philadelphia

Guest Post from Gina Duchossois, MS, CHOP's Injury Prevention Supervisor, describes collaborative grassroots effort to redesign an intersection to reduce pedestrian injuries.

Using Best Practices to Design Public Health Interventions

As the field of injury prevention science is still relatively young, it is often worthwhile to look to other established areas of public health research as guides to develop effective prevention programming. As with most things, there are great, good and some “so-so” educational resources out there. Although well-intended, many health interventions cannot adequately improve patient or client outcomes because they were not developed using evidence and behavioral objectives with the end-user in mind.

Children in Hot Cars: No Single Solution to These Preventable Tragedies

This blog explores how a multi-faceted approach is needed to reduce the prevalence of pediatric heat stroke. A combination of education, awareness, and technology can help families avoid these preventable tragedies.

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