New CSN Resource: Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Strategies for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Injuries and violence are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. children and adolescents. These injuries are preventable. Researchers have identified many strategies that are effective in preventing injuries in this population. “Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Strategies for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention” synthesizes findings from recent systematic reviews conducted or disseminated by five organizations that specialize in evidence-based public health. The Children’s Safety Network and the Children's Safety Now Alliance, representing injury prevention leaders and experts from national organizations, federal agencies, state health departments, hospitals, and universities, have created this paper to help state and local injury prevention practitioners—and others interested in child and adolescent injury prevention—better understand the existing evidence and identify knowledge gaps. These insights can help program planners make the best use of limited resources and implement strategies and programs that have the best chance of making a difference in promoting the safety and well-being of all children and adolescents.