Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

EDC and National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Webinars:

Children’s Safety Network National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center (CSN):

Safe Kids Worldwide: http://www.safekids.org

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About This Brief

This Issue Brief was produced with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Contract #200-2012-M-52690: Engaging Health Plans in Child Unintentional Injury Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

The issue brief was prepared by Kathryn L. Santoro, MA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of the NIHCM Foundation and Ellen R. Schmidt, MS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of the EDC, Inc. NIHCM and EDC thank the many reviewers for their contributions to the brief.

About NIHCM Foundation

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational foundation dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the U.S. health care system.

About EDC, Inc.

EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2014. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html. Accessed November 25, 2014.
2 Ibid.
3 The US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electric Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) 2008
4 BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont. “Better Beginnings.” Available at: http://www.bcbsvt.com/betterbeginnings. Accessed January 14, 2014.
5 U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data, Occupant Protection.” Available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811729.pdf. Accessed January 14, 2014.
6 American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. “Policy Statement—Child Passenger Safety.” Pediatrics April 2011;127(4):788-793.
7 Children’s Safety Network National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center. “Child Safety Seats: How Large are the Benefits and Who Should Pay?” Available at: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/sites/childrenssafetynetwork. org/files/child_safety_seats_childhood_injury_cost_prevention.pdf. Accessed January 14, 2014.
8 Johnston BD, Martin-Herz SP. “Correlates of re-injury risk in sibling groups: a prospective observational study.” Pediatrics, 2010;125(3):483-90.
9 Johnston BD, Grossman DC, Thompson RS. “Transient elevation in risk of injury in siblings following injury encounters.” Journal of Pediatrics, 2003;142(1):79-83.
10 American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patients.” Available at: https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/quality%20programs/ trauma/vrcresources.ashx. Accessed September 18, 2014.
11 National Business Group on Health. “Benefit Com-munications.” Available at: http://www. businessgrouphealth.org/resources/topics/benefit_communications.cfm. Accessed January 14, 2014.

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This brief presents the latest evidence on the prevalence and cost of unintentional injuries, and it highlights health plan injury prevention activities and other potential interventions.