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The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

Flashback Friday- Teen Dating Violence

For today's Flashback Friday post, I wanted to re-share a blog post on the consequences of victim blaming in cases of sexual assault by Violence Prevention Initiative Fellow Christine Forke Young, a relevant post in today's culture of #metoo.

Implicit Racial Bias Common Among Resident Physicians in ER

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.

Five Years After Sandy Hook: Why Reframing Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue is Essential

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, when 20 children and six educators were shot and killed. Read on for perspective on how a public health approach can transform efforts to reduce gun violence involving youth.

New Evidence Supports Children Under 2 are Safest Riding Rear-Facing

A new study reevaluates the safety benefits of restraining children under age 2 rear-facing versus forward-facing in motor vehicles. Learn what has and hasn't changed when it comes to keeping the youngest child passengers optimally protected.

Relationships, Communication and Snacks Drive Student Concussion Study Recruitment

What does it take to recruit high school students for research? Read about strategies to recruit student athletes to participate in a multi-year study.