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Research In Action

ICYMI July 2023
July 5, 2023

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from June 2023 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

Pandemic Continues to Set Grim Records

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the homicide rate for older U.S. teenagers reached its highest point in nearly 25 years during the pandemic. 

Pedestrian Fatalities Peak

The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that the number of pedestrians killed by vehicles in 2022 was the highest it has been since 1981. 

Pediatric Firearm Injury and Mental Health Services

Among children ages 5-17 with a nonfatal firearm injury, earlier connection with mental health services was found among those with a previous mental health visits, although 3 in 5 children did not receive mental health services after their injury. 

AAP Policy Statement on Pedestrian Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics published a revised policy statement on pedestrian safety. This statement and accompanying technical report can guide providers as they offer evidence based recommendations to families about the risks and safety precautions for child pedestrians at varying ages. 

Update on Autism and Bullying

A new study finds that autistic adolescents have 5 times increased odds of experiencing bullying victimization and 1.8 times increased odds of being a perpetrator, compared to their non-autistic peers.