Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violence. Read more about the new article in Pediatrics here.
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If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent?
February Spotlight: Concussions/TBIs
During the month of February the U-M Injury Center is focusing on the prevention of concussions/traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and fatalities during winter sports. Head injury is the leading cause of fatality, hospital admission, and serious injury for skiers and snowboarders.
What Is One Solution?
Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is two years old reduces risk of serious injury but close to one-quarter of parents in the US turn the seat around before their child is even a year old, shows a survey. Overview of study led by Michelle Macy of U-M Injury Center and Mott Children's Hospital in The Economic Times.
Three paid internships are available for graduate/medical students interested in injury prevention research or practice. Applications are due January 20, so act quickly to apply. Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested. Instructions are available on the linked webpage.
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics, written by U-M Injury Center's Steve Broglio, reveals that new laws regulating concussion treatment have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for school-aged athletes: a 92% increase for children in states wtih concussion legislation in place.
U-M Injury Center-funded doctoral student Douglas Martini and the U-M Risk Science Center teamed up to create this clever video providing a simple summary of important facts about a complex issue.
December Issues & Solutions Sheet: Smoke Alarm Installation Programs
During the month of December, the University of Michigan Injury Center is focusing on the prevention of fire and burn injuries and fatalities. In 2012, unintentional fire/burn was the 3rd leading cause of injury death for children aged 5 to 9 in the U.S. and the 4th leading cause in MI.
What Is One Solution?
Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds. The study followed nearly 600 teens and young adults for two years after an emergency room visit for an assault injury or other condition. The assault group's members were twice as likely to suffer another violent injury - most within 6 months.
October Spotlight: The Community Advocacy Project (CAP)
October has been designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this awareness month, the U-M Injury Center is focusing on the prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is used to describe physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.
What is One Solution?
The Community Advocacy Project (CAP) is an evidence-based program created to help female survivors of intimate partner violence re-gain control of their lives.