The Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention is active in several areas of injury prevention. Most activities center on the reduction of injury, public education and the development/translation of best practices. Many of the activities are accomplished through developed collaborations within our local healthcare system units and with our local and regional community-based partners allowing the center to participate in a wide breadth of collaborative, multi-site, and independent research projects.
Past research activities have included:
Current work includes:
Williams J, Nansel TR, Weaver NL, Tse J. Safe N’ Sound: a tool to prioritize injury messages for pediatric healthcare. Fam Community Health. 2012;35(3):212-24 June 2012. PMID: 22617412
Brixey SN, Zimmerman H, Weaver NL, Williams J, Guse CE, Corden T, Gorelick M, . Prescription for Safety: A novel approach to integrate injury prevention and clinical care, Pediatric Academic Societies April 2012 Boston MA.
Weaver N, Brixey S, Williams J, Tonja N- Promoting correct car seat use in parents of young children: challenges, recommendations, and implications for health communication. Health Promot Pract. 2013;14(2):301-7. PMID: 22991278
Williams J, York J, Evaluation of a Hands on Driving Class for Young Drivers to Reduce ADE’s. Lifesavers April 2014
Agarwal M, Williams J, Tavoulareas D, Studneck J, A Brief Educational Intervention Improves Medication Safety in Grandparents of Young Children, A Pilot Study. PAS, SAVIR May 2014
Tse J, Nansel T, Weaver N, Williams J, Botello Harbeaum M. Barriers and Facilitators to adoption of a childhood unintentional Injury Prevention Program- In review
Kortlandt V, Weaver N, Williams J, et al. Injury prevention programming in children's hospitals what does it tell us? - in review.
Current, Recent and Pending Grant Support
Grant Title: Wrapping Interventions around Young Drivers
Funding Agency: Governors Highway Safety Program
Role: Development of programs for young drivers
Grant Title: Developing a scienceBiochemistry Curriculum to educate high schoolers on the dangers of prescription drugs
Funding Agency: American Medical Association
Role: Development and Evaluation
Grant Title: Developing a child abuse training for healthcare bystanders
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Role: Advisory Team
The Center is also programmatically funded through several National Safe Kids grants on a rotating basis.