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n.d.. Posters. No place: No publisher, 9 posters.

Annotation: Each poster in this collection was prepared by an insurance company or a state agency. They direct attention to various issues in child safety. A poster by American Re-Insurance Company shows a child with his head bandaged, and cites the statistic on injuries when bike helmets are not worn. A second poster by American Re-Insurance Company repeats the statistic, but illustrates it with an overturned bike. The New York State Health Department poster shows a cross section of a house in which a hazardous activity is pictured in each room. The viewer is told that these hazards number forty, and is asked to identify them. The reverse side of the poster shows the answers. The remaining posters are by Massachusetts health and safety agencies. One shows a baby in a car seat and points out safety features of the seat. Another shows two gallon jugs: one of milk and one of bleach. The viewer is made to realize that a two year old would not know the difference. Three posters reinforce the "buckle up" message, and there is one on playground safety. Both English and Spanish are used in the posters.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention and Control Program, 250 Washington Street, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-5557 Contact Phone: (617) 727-1246 Price unknown.

Keywords: Bicycles, Car seats, Helmets, Poisoning, Posters, Residential injuries, Seat belts, Spanish language materials

Spaite D. n.d.. Arizona Emergency Medical Services for Children [Final report]. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, 23 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of the Arizona EMSC project was to reduce childhood mortality and morbidity by (1) providing broad-based training and education in pediatric emergency care to medical personnel involved in the prehospital and early hospital emergency medical care, and (2) helping establish childhood injury prevention programs throughout the State. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB97-121909.

Keywords: Bicycle Helmets, Bicycle Safety, Car seats, Drowning, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Injury Prevention, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Programs, Professional Education in EMSC, Seat Belts

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2014. Bicycle safety curriculum. Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3 items.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to help elementary-, middle-, and high-school-educators and recreation professionals teach safe bicycling to children. The two-part curriculum is aligned with the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and includes lessons and assessments for the skills and knowledge students need to enjoy safe bicycling. It also contains a guide for parents on ways they can support safe bicycling, including guidance on selecting an appropriate bicycle and helmet for their child.

Contact: SHAPE America–Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1598, Telephone: (800) 213-7193 Fax: (703) 476-9527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bicycle helmets, Bicycle safety, Consumer education materials, Curricula, Injury prevention, Recreational safety, School age children, Schools, Transportation injuries

Chatterji P, Markowitz S. 2013. Effects of bicycle helmet laws on children's injuries. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 35 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 18773)

Annotation: This report examines the direct and indirect effects of state and local bicycle helmet laws on injuries among children. Using injury data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), the authors assess how helmet laws are associated with reductions in bicycle-related head injuries while also examining indirect effects such as decreases in non-head cycling injuries, as well as increases in head injuries from other wheeled sports. The report includes a detailed description of the research methodology and a discussion of the findings. The authors discuss the hypothesis that the observed reduction in bicycle-related head injuries may be due to reductions in bicycle riding induced by the laws.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Analysis, Bicycle helmets, Bicycle safety, Data, Injury surveillance systems, State legislation

Children's Safety Network . 2012. Focus on bicycle safety: Resource guide 2012. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network , 8 pp.

Annotation: This document contains data on bicycle-related injuries, information about bicycle helmet laws, prevention strategies and programs, evaluations of the effectiveness of wearing bicycle helmets and of making environmental changes to support safe bicycling, policies and campaigns to encourage bicycling, and bicycle helmet ratings and other safety guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bicycle helmets, Children, Environmental influences, Injuries, Injury prevention, Legislation, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Safety, Transportation injuries

Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center. 2005. Childhood injury: Cost and prevention facts. Landover, MD: National Public Services Research Institute, Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, irregular.

Annotation: This fact sheet series present data and analysis on the cost and prevention of childhood injury. Topics include bicycle helmet use, child safety seat use, injury prevention counseling by pediatricians, poison control centers, sobriety checkpoints, and speed limits, Definitions of data types, incidence-based vs. prevalence-based costs, and resource vs. productivity costs are provided. References are also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Bicycle helmets, Bicycles, Car seats, Children, Costs, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Poisoning, Speed, Statistics, Traffic injuries, Unintentional injuries, Young adults

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1995. Injury control recommendations: Bicycle helmets. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 44(RR-1):1-17,

Annotation: This special issue of "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" provides recommendations on the use of bicycle helmets, designed for the use of state and local agencies and organizations that are planning programs to prevent head injuries among bicyclists. It covers the extent of the problem of bicycle-related head injuries; the potential impact of increased helmet use; characteristics, standards, and performance of helmets; barriers to increased helmet use; and approaches to increasing the use of helmets. In addition, it evaluates bicycle helmet legislation and community educational campaigns.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHI083.

Keywords: Bicycle helmets, Injury prevention

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. 1991. Adolescent health, Vol. I: Summary and policy options. [Washington, DC]: Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 204 pp.

Annotation: "Adolescent Health," a three-volume report from the U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment, reviews the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of American adolescents, identifies risk and protective factors for adolescent health problems, integrates national data to understand the clustering of specific adolescent problems, and evaluates options for the organization of health services available to adolescents including accessibility and financing. Volume I contains the summary and policy options.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: OTA-H-468; S/N 052-003-01234-1.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol use, Assault, Bicycle helmets, Drug use, Gender, Homicide, National data, Policies, Protective factors, Risk factors, Socioeconomic status, Statistics, Surveys


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.