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JHCIRP: 25 Years

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Reaching for Gold:
25 Years of Injury
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Policy Advocacy

Policymakers are responsible for developing public health policy interventions, including policies that address injury. However, their efforts are not always informed by the best available research.

To raise awareness of  the value of injury research and increase knowledge about injury prevention, Center faculty help to inform policymakers and advocates at the local, state and federal levels, and work with both groups to develop empirically-based policy solutions to injury problems.

Specifically, this area of practice includes:

  • Summarizing and translating the research literature into evidence-based recommendations
  • Providing testimony to educate policymakers at the local, state or federal level
  • Participating in educational forums for policymakers to provide information about injuries and policy responses
  • Strategizing regarding policy options for reducing injuries
  • Reviewing injury prevention policy initiatives in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. 

Preventing Injuries in Maryland: A Resource for State Policy Makers is designed to provide policy makers and other audiences with easily accessible and understandable information on specific injury problems in Maryland, and offer solutions on how they can be addressed through policy decisions. Each topic includes 3 primary sections: How does this affect the U.S., How does this affect Maryland, and What do we know about solutions. The purpose is to help bridge the gap between injury research and policy.

If you would like assistance or to learn more about how to engage in this type of advocacy work, please contact Keshia Pollack or Shannon Frattaroli .



What people are saying


Child Transportation Safety

On September 24, 2007 at 6:30pm, Nadra Robinson was driving home with her one-year-old son Antoine buckled into his car seat. A few minutes later, Nadra was standing on the sidewalk staring at her wrecked car. Another car running a red light had smashed into the passenger side of Nadra's car, right where Antoine was sitting in his rear-facing car safety seat.

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