Transportation Related Child Injury, 2007-2009

Report by Children's Optimal Health
2011

Children's Optimal Health   (Austin)

 

Transportation Related Child Injury, 2007-2009

Project Partner: Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC)

Question/Topic(s): Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Children, Child Passenger Safety: Restraint Use and Resources, and Child Pedestrian and Cyclist Injuries

Reports Released June 2011: Transportation Related Child Injury: Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Children, Child Passenger Safety: Restraint Use and Resources, and Child Pedestrian and Cyclist Injuries

Dell Children’s Medical Center requested this project to help identify areas of concern in the community for child injury (how and where children are injured).  Maps will also be used to inform law enforcement, location of driver safety education and car seat outreach programs, placement of public awareness campaigns and improvements to the built environment.  In the Fall of 2010, the Child Pedestrian and Cyclist Injury section of this project was utilized in a collaboration between the City of Austin Transportation Department and the Injury Prevention program at DCMC to provide training to graduate students at the School of Social Work at UT Austin to perform observational analyses on intersections identified as hot spots for child injuries in COH maps.  A Summit that will feature this project is tentatively planned for January 2012.