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.

Petit Fellows Share and Inspire

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH Every summer, my understanding of the importance of the field of injury prevention grows deeper as I watch our Hayley Petit Injury & Violence Prevention fellows learn and grow. This summer’s fellows were Pranally Desai of Farmington, Connecticut, Callista Love of Bolton, Connecticut, […]

School Bus Stop Safety

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Across the country, people are talking about school bus stop safety. Tragically, in a short three-day span, crashes took the lives of five children at their bus stops. This makes us wonder, are we doing enough to ensure children’s safety as they travel to […]

Death in the Back Seat

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH There’s no doubt about it, seat belt use among drivers and passengers in vehicles saves lives. However, there’s a gap in Connecticut’s current law that should be fixed. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have made it mandatory for adult passengers riding […]