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Exploring A Transportation Barrier to Healthcare

November 25, 2019
In this guest blog post, Dr. Nina R. Joyce, of Brown University's School of Public Heath, calls for more research to be conducted to better understand the impact of a suspended license for non-driving-related reasons based on a just published commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Partnering with Brown University School of Public Health to Advance Safety and Health Research

November 19, 2019
We’re thrilled to partner with Brown University School of Public Health researchers to advance safety and health research using the New Jersey Safety and Health Outcomes (NJ-SHO) Data Warehouse, a unique resource developed by CIRP researchers.  

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Recent CIRP Publications- July 2019

July 16, 2019
Read more about CIRP@CHOP's publications since April 2019

Renewed Support for Promoting Trauma-Informed Pediatric Healthcare

April 25, 2019
With funding again provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Traumatic Stress Center will continue to develop resources on pediatric trauma-informed care.

Teen Health Week: Violence and Teen Mental Health

April 11, 2019
Last week, CIRP proudly joined our CHOP colleagues to participate in Teen Health Week, a now global initiative that began in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of the unique health considerations for teens. Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Manager of Clinical Program Operations Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW and Arturo Zinny, LPC, program director at Drexel University's Healing Hurt People, were featured in a PolicyLab blog post to share their perspectives on how community violence impacts adolescent mental health. Read a selection from the post.

Implicit Racial Bias Common Among Resident Physicians in ER

December 19, 2017
Tiffani Johnson, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CHOP and a PolicyLab team member who is leading research in the area of physicians' implicit racial bias towards children. Today, Dr. Johnson is sharing some of the projects findings as a guest blogger for Research in Action.

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The Ethical Case for Trauma Informed Pediatric Care

August 7, 2017
In a new article VIP@CIRP researchers explore how the principles of trauma informed care embody core principles of medical ethics.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

December 3, 2015
An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

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Personal GDL for Older Novice Teen Drivers

October 7, 2014
Recent studies from CIRP@CHOP and AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggest that organizations that support families with safe teen driving programs now need to think about the families of teens who are waiting to get licensed beyond their 18th birthday. A substantial proportion of teens are delaying that rite of passage until they can really afford and need to drive. According to the research, teens that delay licensure are more likely to be minorities and from households and zip codes with lower incomes.

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Using Digital Health Research to Overcome Health Disparities

March 4, 2014
Many of us care deeply about health disparities and are exploring new ways to reach the more vulnerable groups. These disparities include differences in incidence (new cases), prevalence (all existing cases), death (mortality), survivorship, and overall burden of health conditions that exist among specific population groups. They are found among different racial/ethnic groups and in certain communities and underserved groups, such as rural areas and older people. Why do these health disparities exist? The reasons are complex due to many factors, as Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH, who leads the Digital Health Initiative at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, explains.

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