Injury Prevention Center

The mission of the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Connecticut Children's is to reduce unintentional injury and violence among Connecticut residents. The IPC translates research into injury prevention programs and policy.

For pediatric injury prevention, the IPC has three focus areas:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Teen driving safety
  • Youth suicide

For adult injury prevention, the IPC has two focus areas:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Elderly fall prevention

To accomplish our mission, the IPC implements four core activities:

  • Research
  • Education and training
  • Community outreach programs
  • Policy/advocacy

Research Core

We have two broad research goals:

  1. To design, implement and evaluate innovative interventions in the field
  2. To address the significant gap in the translation of evidence-based interventions into practical community-based programs and policy

Current research studies and IPC publications »

Community Outreach Program Core

The IPC provides information, technical assistance and direct community outreach to develop, implement and evaluate prevention activities among six major content areas and two major, nationally-affiliated chapters.

Current community outreach core activities »

Education and Training Core

The IPC provides internship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, medical and post-doctoral students. Several IPC staff are University of Connecticut School of Medicine faculty.

Current education and training core activities »

Policy/Advocacy Core

The 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.

Current policy/advocacy core activities »

Contact Us

The Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s is located at 12 Charter Oak Place in Hartford. For more information, please call 860.837.5318.