Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Community Organizations

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) is committed to partnering with like-minded child safety organizations that provide injury prevention services to families and communities in order to encourage evidence-based programming and education.

Current and Ongoing Relationships


To increase the use of booster seats for children in identified at-risk populations, CIRP and AAA National and select AAA clubs are collaborating to disseminate Boosting Restraint Norms (BRN). This community-based social marketing campaign was developed and tested by CIRP over a series of quantitative, qualitative and program evaluation studies focused on groups at risk for non-booster use.

In 2012, the collaboration created a practice model for BRN that can be used by AAA clubs generally that maintains the integrity of the successful pilot campaign. Three AAA Clubs implemented the campaign in 2013. Program evaluation conducted by AAA demonstrated positive results such that BRN can now spread to other communities through the AAA federation and, possibly, other community-based groups in 2016 and after.

Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program

Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Its multi-faceted program educates families about safety and offers low cost safety devices to increase safety practices in the community.

Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition

Safe Kids of Southeastern Pennsylvania, based at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is part of Safe Kids Worldwide. Regionally, the Safe Kids mission is to promote the prevention of childhood injuries in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration and advocacy.