Category: Injury Prevention

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center raises awareness about safety hazards to reduce injuries among children and their families. The Center is a program of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health. It has three core focus areas, which are intimate partner violence, teen driving safety, and youth suicide prevention.

Father fastening bicycle helmet on daughter.

Keeping Children Safe This Summer

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them can be prevented. For more than 20 years, Connecticut Children’s and Safe Kids Connecticut have hosted Safe Kids Day, a unique day aimed at raising awareness […]

Holiday Toy Safety

By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA If you are like me, playing with your child is often a highlight of the holidays. From when my children were very young to their teenage years, I enjoyed teaching them how to ride a bike, play chess, and even assemble their first […]

A Pioneer, A Mentor, A Friend

By: Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH and Steven Rogers, MD There will soon be a changing of the guard at Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) as the longtime Director Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH is transitioning into an exciting new role at Connecticut Children’s. For those of us who […]