Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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Protecting the Smallest Passengers in Motor Vehicles: CPS for Premature Infants

What are the special considerations for child passenger safety for low birth weight or premature infants? We explore current best practice recommendations and potential research opportunities to optimize the safety of our smallest passengers.

Value of End-User Input: EHR-based Clinical Support Tool Success

Minds Matter concussion program at CHOP implemented a successful EHR-based intervention to improve provider behaviors. Learn how.

ASK Day: A question that can’t wait

Today is ASK Day, when parents, caregivers and pediatricians alike are called upon to remember that, when it comes to guns in the home, Asking Saves Kids. Asking is framed around a simple question: “Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?”

Working Toward a Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Driver Inattention

Learn about research being conducted at CHOP to help reduce teen driver distraction that was recently published in the Journal of School Nursing.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

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