Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Accident Prevention and Safety: Translating Research Into Action


Jackson Healthcare
 Program of Excellence Award


Members of the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) case management team are presented the Jackson Healthcare Program of Excellence Award of 2017 in recognition of the program's innovative approach to turning research to action in our community.

We are dedicated to advancing the health and safety of children, adolescents, and young adults through comprehensive accident prevention and safety research resulting in practical tools to reduce injury and promote recovery.

To advance the science and create tangible impact, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention:

  • Addresses children’s injuries comprehensively – from before-the-injury prevention to after-the-injury healing
  • Translates rigorous scientific research to usable, age-appropriate tools and practical steps for families, professionals, and policymakers
  • Asks and answers important questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, with expertise in Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Care, Engineering, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human Factors, Public Health and Communications
  • Engages with a broad range of organizations from universities and government entities to nonprofit groups, foundations, and corporations, to ensure that research results extend to the real world.

To turn "research into action" we determine priorities for pediatric accident prevention and safety research, the key collaborations and networks to apply that research, and provide education, training and professional development across several injury science disciplines: Behavioral Science, Biomechanical Engineering, Computational Engineering, Epidemiology, Human Factors, and Digital Health and Communications. We also utilize Outreach and Dissemination to translate the research across these disciplines into real-world applications. Click here for more information on these core areas.

Edge Conditions Research

CIRP researchers also want to understand ‘edge conditions’ of new and emerging technologies intended to improve our safety and wellbeing. What is that edge beyond which a given technology does not perform as intended? Technology designed for adults might not work well for children, for example. We want to help provide the scientific foundation on which innovators can design technology for accident prevention and safety with children and other vulnerable populations in mind. Read more in Bench to Bedside article.