Injury Prevention Center

The Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Connecticut Children’s is leading an effort to reduce unintentional injury and violence among Connecticut’s children, adolescents and adults.

For more than 20 years, an engaged community has been key to Connecticut Children’s many successful injury prevention initiatives. The Injury Prevention Center concentrates its efforts on research, community safety programs, education and training, and public policy. 


Our research focuses on how and why children suffer injuries and what preventive measures can be taken to prevent injuries. IPC research projects cover a range of topics including teen driver safety, adolescent suicide and violence against women. The data collected from our research is used to help guide IPC programs and public policy.

Community Safety Programs

The IPC serves the children and families of Connecticut through its forward-thinking community outreach programs: Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Safe Kids Connecticut, Kohl’s Tween Safe Program, teen driving safety, and adult injury prevention.

Education and Training

The IPC provides internship and practicum opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, medical and post-doctoral students. IPC staff are part of the University of Connecticut faculty who teach a public health graduate course on the topic of injury and violence prevention.

Public Policy

Connecticut Children’s IPC promotes the adoption of laws and regulations that mandate safe behavior. Combined with community outreach and education, legislation is a proven method to reduce preventable injuries.

Contact Us

The Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s is located at 12 Charter Oak Place in Hartford. For more information, please call 860.545.9988.