Category: Injury Prevention

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center raises awareness about safety hazards to prevent injuries to 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. The Center conducts its work through research, community outreach, education and training, and public policy and advocacy efforts.

Hazards of Hot Cars

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH The statistics are alarming. On average, 37 children die from heat stroke every summer in the United States after getting trapped inside hot cars. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center embraces every opportunity to get the word out about the need to prevent such tragedies […]

Petit Fellows Learn Injury Prevention

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH This summer, the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) hosted six remarkable female college students as part of The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship.  Through literature review, lectures, and hands on experiences, the Petit Fellows learned about injury and violence prevention […]