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The Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center provides consulting services for the Department for Public Health’s Child Fatality Review and Injury Prevention Program, in addition to local injury prevention coalitions, safety advocacy groups and others who are working to address injury problems at the community level. The University of Kentucky provides expertise in pediatric injury prevention and surveillance from qualified staff, including a pediatrician specializing in injury prevention.

CONTACT

  • Christina Howard, MD, FAAP, Principal investigator

Recent Program Resources

Injury Prevention: Unintentional Foreign Body Ingestions among Kentucky Youth 10 and Under

Kids naturally explore the world by touch and taste; hence, it is natural and common for them to place things in their mouth. Sometimes these objects are swallowed and are passed naturally, while others obstruct breathing, cause choking and other harm that requires emergency care.