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Same-Sex Marriage Policies: Positive Impact on Adolescent Suicide Attempts

It is exciting when you can see the positive impact of public policy on health outcomes of our children. A study recently published by JAMA Pediatrics provides cause to hope that we can decrease the rates of suicide attempts among adolescents.

Culture Shift – Spreading Trauma-Informed Care Across a Health System

The VPI@CHOP team recently published results of a QI study on implementing trauma-informed care training across CHOP.

Improving Road Safety in India

Learn about a new Penn Nursing/CIRP@CHOP study that surveyed employees in India to develop strategies for improving traffic safety in this guest blog post from Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN. 

Alcohol Policy Scale: A Novel Tool for Studying Alcohol Effect on Youth Crash Fatalities

A recent study taps useful research tools and data sources to shed light on the importance of strong state alcohol policies in preventing young people from dying in alcohol-related crashes.

Teen Road Safety Workshops Roll into Lifesavers Conference March 26-28, 2017

New Jersey Traffic Safety Outcomes (NJ-TSO) research will be featured in two of the eight workshops in the Teen Traffic Safety track at Lifesavers Conference in Charlotte, NC, running Sunday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 28.

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