In 2015, injuries caused 13,363 deaths in U.S. children and adolescents aged 0-19. In addition, injuries were responsible for 200,225 hospitalizations and almost 7.7 million emergency department (ED) visits in this population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], WISQARS, 2017). One important way to understand the burden of childhood injuries is by looking at the costs of those injuries.
Join the South to Southwest Network for the next webinar in their series on Innovations in Policy and Practice for Injury and Violence Prevention. Ignition interlock policies as a deterrent to DWI are a popular policy option in many states. However, the various aspects of these policies can make a difference in how effective they will be. This webinar, hosted on June 26th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, featured Dr. Richard Roth, an international expert on ignition interlocks, explained what makes these policies effective and discuss his experience with the policy process.
We discussed the implications of research on this issue, programs and legislation that address the prevention of motor vehicle injuries, and the continuing need for surveillance.