Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI January 2023
January 3, 2023

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from December 2022.

Podcast on Human Trafficking

Center for Violence Prevention Scholar Dr. Polina Krass discussed the topic of adolescent sex trafficking in a recent episode of CHOP's Primary Care Perspectives podcast.

Patterns in Homicides Among Children

A recent study examining trends in homicide rates in children over the past 20 years found that rates increased for certain subpopulations, most notably among boys, Black children, and children from the southern region of the US. 

Drug Overdose Deaths in Teens

According to a new CDC report, monthly deaths from drug overdose rose from 2019-2021, with nearly 90% involving opioids and more than 80% involving illicitly manufactured fentanyls. Counterfeit pills were involved in about a quarter of the deaths. 

Gun Violence and Children

This interactive New York Times article provides a comprehensive overview on the data on gun violence and children. 

Impact of Sports Participation On Vaping

Participation in a sports team was associated with lower cigarette use but higher vaping use among high school students.