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Rhyne J. n.d.. North Carolina Childhood Injury Prevention Project: [Final report]. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Human Resources , 49 pp.

Annotation: This project conducted activities on the state and county level, primarily addressing the risk for poisoning, burns, scalds, and motor vehicle injuries for children 4 years of age and younger. Project objectives were to: (1) Develop strategies to make passive injury prevention measures available and accessible, (2) develop incentives for the use of passive injury prevention measures, (3) provide the public with information so that informed decisions could be made to prevent childhood injury, and (4) develop a plan for injury surveillance. [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: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198364.

Keywords: Burns, Drowning, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Low income groups, Motor vehicle crashes, Poisoning, Safety

Brown M. n.d.. Oklahoma Pediatric Injury Control Project: [Final report]. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of the Oklahoma Pediatric Injury Control Project was to increase the functional capacity of the Maternal and Child Health Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health to address the problem of pediatric injuries. The objectives of the project address the leading causes of childhood mortality in Oklahoma - motor vehicle crashes, submersions and burns. The overall methodology focused on utilization of intra- and interagency coalitions. Specific strategies included car seat loaners programs, drowning and burn prevention education activities, and smoke alarm programs. The project successfully carried out objectives related to prevention of motor vehicle injuries, drowning and burns. By empowering collaborating agencies and programs, the project has assured continuation of a focus on prevention of pediatric injuries in Oklahoma. [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: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-161569.

Keywords: Burns, Car Seats, Child, Community-Based Education Programs, Drowning, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicle crashes, Parents, Poisons, Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016. Winnable battles final report. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report describes public health priorities with large-scale impact on health, known effective strategies to address them, and progress towards meeting targeted goals. Contents include visual representations of progress and data trends, as well as summaries of federal contributions associated with each of the following topic areas: tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; health care-associated infections; motor vehicle injuries; adolescent pregnancy; and HIV.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Food safety, Goals, HIV, Health, Infections, Motor vehicle safety, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Tobacco use, Treatments, Trends

Carney C, McGehe D, Harland K, Weiss M, Raby M. 2015. Using naturalistic driving data to assess the prevalence of environmental factors and driver behaviors in teen driver crashes. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 69 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to examine naturalistic data from crashes that involved adolescent drivers. Topics include characteristics of drivers and passengers, roadway and environment, crashes, vehicle-to-vehicle crashes, and single-vehicle crashes; and driver and passenger behaviors. Contents include a detailed description of the study methodology and the coding sheet with variable definitions.

Contact: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 607 14th Street, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5944 Fax: (202) 638-5943 E-mail: info@aaafoundation.org Web Site: http://www.aaafoundation.org/home/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior, Data analysis, Environment, External cause of injury codes, Motor vehicle crashes, Research methodology, Risk factors, Risk taking, Safety, Transportation injuries, Unintentional injuries

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2014-. SaferCar (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile application provides information and functions to help parents make informed car safety decisions. Features include vehicle crash test ratings, help installing car seats, and safety headlines and alerts including recalls on car seats and tires. Campaign marketing tools are also available. Available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Car seats, Children, Infants, Injury prevention, Mobile applications, Motor vehicle safety, Multimedia, Parent education, Parents, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials

Children's Safety Network. 2014. Injury prevention: What works?—A summary of cost-outcome analysis for injury prevention programs (2014 update). Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center; Calverton, MD: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), 31 pp.

Annotation: This set of fact sheets presents information on methods for conducting cost-outcome analysis for a number of child, adolescent, and adult injury prevention and intervention programs, followed by data and analysis for specific program types. Topics include motor vehicle and pedestrian safety intervention, impaired driving and pedestrian intervention, open-flame and burn prevention, violence prevention, substance abuse intervention, and health services and miscellaneous injury prevention. Data tables, a glossary, and references are provided. [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: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Burn prevention, Children, Cost benefit analysis, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Pedestrians, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Statistics, Substance abuse treatment, Violence prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Car safety seats: A guide for families [upd. ed.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics,

Annotation: This brochure for families provides information about how to choose the appropriate car safety seat for infants and children. Guidelines are provided for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, school-age children, and older children and young adolescents. Information for shopping for car-safety seats and installing car-safety seats is provided. The brochure also answers frequently asked questions and provides important reminders. A chart listing car-safety seats by manufacturer, type, height and weight limits, and price is included. A list of manufacturer phone numbers and Web sites is also included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Car seats, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Guidelines, Motor vehicle safety

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. 2014. Public health learning modules: Using Healthy People 2020 to improve population health. Washington, DC: Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 18 modules.

Annotation: These learning modules aim to encourage the use of Healthy People 2020 in health professions education. They describe current policy and program efforts that address Healthy People 2020 topic areas and explain how to use available data to evaluate progress towards Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives. The modules include lecture materials, class activities, supplemental learning resources, and additional tools for instructors. They cover such topics as the legal infrastructure of public health, social determinants of health, emergencies, tobacco and substance use, mental health, access to health services, healthcare associated infections, health information technology, obesity and access to food, teen drivers, using policy and best practices in MCH, providing services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, oral health, public health infrastructure, and environmental health.

Contact: Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 463-0550 Secondary Telephone: (866) 474-APTR (474-2787) Fax: (202) 463-0555 E-mail: info@aptrweb.org Web Site: http://www.aptrweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergencies, Environmental health, Health services delivery, Healthy People 2020, Infections, Legal issues, Mental health, Model programs, Motor vehicle safety, Oral health, Professional education, Program evaluation, Public health infrastructure, Social factors, Substance use behavior, Tobacco use, Training materials

Ferguson RW, Green A, Walker L. 2014. Teens in cars. Washington, DC: Safe Kids Worldwide, 18 pp.

Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition. 2014. Dangerous by design. Washington, DC: Smart Growth America, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report presents recommendations and a national call to action to improve the safety of community streets and roads. The authors compare the relative safety of one place to another using a Pedestrian Danger Index that gives an indication of the likelihood of a person on foot being hit by a vehicle and killed. Topics include the most dangerous places to walk; the characteristics of dangerous roads; the most threatened populations (children, older adults, and people of color); street design; and data issues. The appendices contain information on state activities to improve pedestrian safety, resources for transportation professionals, and methodology.

Contact: Smart Growth America, 1707 L Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 207-3355 Web Site: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Motor vehicle accidents, Pedestrians, Resources for professionals, Safety, State initiatives, Traffic safety, Transportation, Walking

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. 2013-. teendriversource. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, multiple items.

Annotation: This website for adolescents, parents and guardians, educators, policymakers, and resarchers provides evidence-based information and resources to reduce adolescent driver crashes and improve adolescent driver safety. Contents include a driving plan parent guide, goal guide, and logging and rating tool; resources to raise awareness; a training program for work, school, and community educators; and fact sheets to restart a conversation with state policymakers about graduated driver licensing provisions.

Contact: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, Telephone: (215) 590-1000 Web Site: http://www.chop.edu/consumer/index.jsp Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Driver education, Goals, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Parents, Planning, Policy development, Resources for professionals, State legislation, Training materials

Children's Safety Network. 2013. Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Resource guide 2013. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network, 14 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides information to help state maternal and child health and injury and violence prevention programs respond to the needs of infants, adolescents, and adults who are at risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Topics include fall prevention, motor vehicle safety, bicycle safety, sports safety, and abuse prevention. It also contains links to data, research studies, information on policy and legislation, prevention strategies, tools for program planning, and a list of national organizations that address TBI.

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: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bicycle injuries, Brain damage, Brain injuries, Child safety, Children, Falls, Infants, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Physical abuse, Sports injuries, Violence prevention

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2012-. Parents central: From car seats to car keys--Keeping kids safe. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, multiple items.

Annotation: This website for parents provides information about keeping children safe while they are riding in motor vehicles, riding bicycles, or walking. Information is provided about car seat safety, safety related to school buses and bicycles, how to keep adolescents safe as they are learning to drive, and car-related safety issues such as backovers, heatstroke, seatbelt entanglement, and trunk entrapment.

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bicycle safety, Car seats, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Infants, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle injuries, Motor vehicle safety, Safety, School buses, Seat belts, Traffic safety, Walking, Young children

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. 2012-. IKnowEverything. Arlington, VA: Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, multiple items.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to facilitators of IKnowEverything, an adolescent driver safety program that reinforces how to be a safe driver, how to avoid being a distracted driver, and the role that parents play in shaping and influencing adolescent driving behaviors. Contents include a program overview, suggested messaging, facts, online resources, and tips for adolescent drivers and their parents. A video is also available.

Contact: Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 710, Arlington, VA Telephone: (202) 637-0077 Web Site: http://responsibility.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol related injuries, Impaired driving, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Multimedia, Parent education, Risk taking, Safety programs

Children's Safety Network. 2012. Child passenger safety resource guide. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network, 8 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides sources of information on data, research articles, updates on policy and legislation, evidence-based prevention strategies, tools for program planning, and a list of national organizations that address child passenger safety. Topics addressed include booster seats and car seats, injuries related to vehicles backing over children, hyperthermia, and trunk entrapment.

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: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Car seats, Children, Consumer education materials, Injury prevention, Legislation, Motor vehicle safety, Prevention, Programs, Public policy, Research, Statistical data

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Safe Kids USA. 2011. Preventing child death resulting from hyperthermia (heat stroke) in cars and trucks. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition; Washington, DC: Safe Kids USA, (Maternal and child health webinar series: Webinar 8)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast in July 2011, provides information on the incidence of child deaths in cars and trucks caused by heat stroke, tips for raising awareness, and free resources available for parents and providers. Topics include ongoing education efforts, bringing the issue to national partners, targeting efforts to key states and national stakeholders, physical attributes of hyperthermia, how cargegivers can "forget" a child, and future efforts. Slides are provided in .pdf along with the audio from the web site.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child safety, Children, Infant health, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Public awareness campaigns

Foundation for Child Development Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) Project. 2008. 2008 special focus report: Trends in infancy/early childhood and middle childhood well-being, 1994-2006. [New York, NY]: Foundation for Child Development , 32 pp.

Annotation: This focus report complements an annual update on trends in the overall quality of life for U.S. children and adolescents issued by the Foundation for Child Development and Youth Well-Being Index Project. The present report focuses on trends in indicators of well-being for two infant and child age groups -- birth through age 5 and 6-11 -- and makes comparisons with corresponding trends for adolescents ages 12-17 over the period 1994-2006. The report covers four main topics: (1) trends in age-specific composite well-being indices, (2) trends in domain-specific composite indices for childhood ages, (3) positive trends in specific indicators, and (4) areas of concern for specific indicators.

Contact: Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 867-5777 Fax: (212) 867-5844 E-mail: info@fcd-us.org Web Site: http://www.fcd-us.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Child health, Child mortality, Children, Education, Family income, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infants, Lead poisoning, Low birthweight, Motor vehicle safety, Nutrition, Obesity, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Safety, Trends, Vaccination

Babcock-Dunning L, Guard A, Gallagher SS, Streit-Kaplan E. 2008. Guidelines for developing educational materials to address children unattended in vehicles. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Health and Human Development Programs, 19 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines, which are designed to help organizations prevent children from being left unattended in vehicles -- and the deaths from excessive heat that can result -- provides a process for developing effective educational materials that take into account communication theory. The guidelines cover three phases of materials development: (1) before developing content, (2) developing the message and content, and (3) distributing the materials and assessing their impact.

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: comment@edc.org Web Site: http://www.edc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Educational materials, Guidelines, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Safety

Kuhn M, Lam J. 2008. Increasing seat belt use among 8- to 15-year-olds. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 121 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a research project that aimed to determine the nature and causes of non-use of seat belts among 8- to 15- year-olds and to recommend interventions and strategic approaches to increase usage among this age group. This report provides detailed background information from three phases of research: a literature review; 28 in-home family immersion interviews conducted in Illinois, Georgia, and Arizona; and detailed findings from qualitative testing of intervention concepts through 96 triads among children and adolescents aged 8-15, six focus groups with parents in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California, and two focus groups with adult and adolescent influencers in Iowa and California. Interventions tested included those based on new products, community and school influence, communication, and key influencers (parents and older adolescents).

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Child behavior, Families, Focus groups, Intervention, Interviews, Literature reviews, Motor vehicle injuries, Motor vehicle safety, Research, Seat belts

Peden M, Oyegbite K, Ozanne-Smith J, Hyder AA, Branche C, Rahman AKM, Rivara F, Bartolomeos K, eds. 2008. World report on child injury prevention. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organisation, 211 pp.

Annotation: This report brings together what is known about various types of child injuries and how to prevent them. The report aims to raise awareness about child injuries globally, draw attention to the preventability of child injuries, and make recommendations that all countries can implement to reduce child injuries. Topic covered include road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls, and poisonings.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-92-4-156357-4.

Keywords: Child safety, Drowning, Burns, Falls, Injury prevention, International health, Motor vehicle crashes, Poisoning

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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.