Service and Leadership
The Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) staff play an important academic role in service and scholarship at the local, state, national, and international levels.
At the local level, IPC staff have served on advisory boards of several municipal and community based organizations including:
At the state level, IPC staff has provided senior leadership with the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Under the state Office of Injury Control, we were members of the state Injury Prevention Planning Group and EMSC committees (1995-99), and Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) Project (1995-2000).
We have worked closely with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) on several projects. This includes serving as consultants in reviewing the CCADV Member Operating Standards and developing a companion document guide for CCADV’s 18 member agencies (2014). Additionally, we are currently working with CCADV to facilitate and organize a training conference for law enforcement officials who respond to domestic violence calls that involve the presence of children. Recently, the IPC and CCADV partnered together to conduct a study, “Intimate Partner Violence/Dating Violence policy and practice at Connecticut Colleges/Universities,” which examined and described the current policies and practices on dating violence among college and universities in Connecticut (2014).
At the regional level, the IPC director represented the state on the New England Network to Prevent Childhood Injury (1987-90), has served on the advisory board member for the Harvard Injury Control Center (1993-95), and is currently the president of the New England Injury and Violence Prevention Research Collaborative (2011-Present)
At the national level, the IPC director as served on expert panels for the Centers for Disease Control (Pediatric Injury Prevention Panel, 1998, National Action Plan on Childhood Injury Control, 2010), and expert workgroup for the American Heart Association (1986-88). The IPC Director provided leadership for the American Public Health Association (Section Chair of the Injury Control Section, 1993-94), was an advisory board member for the National EMSC Data Resource Center (2000-08), and was a grant reviewer for the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, CDC Special Emphasis Panel: Youth Violence Training and Technical Assistance.