HIPRC has accepted an invitation from our new Community Partner, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to serve as a “Campaign Safety Leader” to help promote pool and swimming safety in the USCPSC annual campaign. In this role, HIPRC will assist with disseminating messages and materials regarding water, swimming and pool safety.
More information: http://www.poolsafely.gov/
Frederick Rivara, has been named to serve on the Advisory Council to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Rivara’s contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. He served as founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center in Seattle for 13 years and was founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention.
Rivara has devoted his career to studying childhood injury and injury prevention, conducting seminal research on the effectiveness of bicycle helmets and developed programs to promote helmet use that have been copied and implemented around the world. These programs have led to a significant reduction in the number of children sustaining bicycle-related traumatic brain injury and death. His current research is on the long-term disability after traumatic brain injury in children, interventions to reduce the prevalence of PTSD after traumatic injury in adolescents, and the genetic factors associated with poor recovery from trauma. Read more about the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.