Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Register Today for Webinar: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"

May 17, 2018

In the beginning of this year, CIRP’s Scientific Director and Founder, Dr. Flaura Winston, shared fellow CHOP colleague, Dr. Christopher Forrest’s, recently published study which found the US lagging behind all other wealthy nations in reducing its overall childhood mortality.

In her post, Dr. Winston issued a call to action to “reaffirm our commitment to programs that work while exploring new policies and mindsets to further reduce teen injuries and deaths from motor vehicles accidents and gun violence.

To address this call to action, Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) invites health policy stakeholders, government agency staff, child health policy advocates, elected officials, and healthcare providers to join a webinar entitled:


"Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"


This 90 minute webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 5th from 1-2:30pm EST and will bring together experts across CHOP, including the paper’s original author, Dr. Forrest, to identify the underlying causes of mortality in children under age 1 and adolescents 15-19 years, discuss the three major contributing factors driving the lag in US child mortality rates, and discuss the evidence-based policies which should be implemented to address these issues.
 

Moderator: Ahaviah Glaser, JD - Health Policy Director for the Office of Government Affairs and PolicyLab at CHOP

Featured Speaker: Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD - Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania; Director of CHOP's Applied Clinical Research Center

Panelists
Allison Curry, PhD, MPH - Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Master of Public Health Faculty and Senior

Dr. Curry will discuss the rate of fatal car crashes among 15-19 year olds, and what policies can be implemented to reduce this rate.

 

Michael L. Nance, MD - Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program at CHOP; Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Nance will discuss the rate of gun assault deaths, factors which contribute to this rate, and how this rate can be reduced through smart effective policies.

 

Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE Attending Neonatalogist and Director of the Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research at CHOP; Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Lorch will discuss preterm birth, the risk factors of prematurity, and how effective policy implementation can reduce this rate.

 

Those interested in attending should register for the event in advance, as a limited number of spots are available