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Review of child injury prevention interventions

During 1996 and 1997, staff at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington, Seattle, in collaboration with the International Society of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, developed information for a broad audience on strategies for the prevention of injuries to children and adolescents.

Based at the University of Washington in Seattle, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center is a research institution that studies how and why people suffer injuries and what can be done to prevent and treat them.

The International Society of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, based in Birmingham, Ala., works to improve the global dialogue and action for preventing and controlling child and adolescent injuries.

Key Results

The principal investigator:

  • Developed a database of child and adolescent injury prevention interventions.
  • Critically reviewed and synthesized these studies.
  • Disseminated the results to the injury control community.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project through a grant of $49,305.

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