Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child Passenger Safety

Interviews, ROI, and Surprising Results: Read the 2017 CChIPS Annual Report

Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) released its 2017 Annual Report, featuring snapshots of child safety-focused research projects completed during the 2016-2017 project year.

Hidden Threats to Children In and Around Vehicles

My colleagues and I recently published a study describing the underrecognized frequency of nontraffic incidents, injuries, and fatalities among children.

National CPS Week- Flashback Friday

In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, today’s Flashback Friday post is dedicated to some of our all-time most popular CPS-focused blogs.

Current trends in ATV Crash Injuries

A new study reports the incidence, mortality trend, and anatomic distribution of fractures due to ATV use in children and teens. Read more for details, along with safety tips for families.

Heatstroke Awareness- Flashback Friday Post

Monday, July 31st, is National Heatstroke Prevention day, and in honor of that, I wanted to reintroduce Dr. Aditya Belawadi's post about child heatstroke in cars from last summer.

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.

Child Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Remain High For Certain States

A study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics sought to describe and explain state- and region-wide variation in pediatric mortality associated with motor vehicle crashes. The study points to real disparities that continue to persist in child passenger safety and can guide states in how to drive down their MVC fatality rates.

Honoring the Entrepreneurial Spirit of a Child

Bishop Curry, the 10 year old son of a Toyota employee, came up with a design that he hoped might prevent hot car deaths among children in car seats. His father's quest to share this vision led to an invitation to tour Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center and attend the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies' annual Advances in Child Injury Prevention conference. Read more to hear a conversation about their experience.

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