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Volume 8 Supplement 1

Proceedings from the 25th Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference: Forging New Frontiers: Changing the Conversation on Gun Safety


Publication of this supplement has been supported by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors were not involved in the peer review process for any article that they co-authored. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no other competing interests.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA4-6 December 2020

Edited by Michael Levas and Lois K. Lee

Conference website 

  1. Chicago has a history of gun violence with some neighborhoods, particularly Black and Brown communities, being disproportionately affected and Black male youth experiencing an even more disparate impact. Too o...

    Authors: Alexander Ellyin, Kelli Day, Jacqueline Samuel, Tami Bartell, Dion McGill, Karen Sheehan and Rebecca Levin
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):39
  2. Youth violence is a major public health concern in the United States. Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (HVIPs) are integral in connecting youth sustaining interpersonal violence-related injuries t...

    Authors: Jayda Watkins, Na’il Scoggins, Brooke M. Cheaton, Mark Nimmer, Michael N. Levas, Shannon H. Baumer-Mouradian and Marlene D. Melzer-Lange
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):44
  3. Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Hartford Consensus produced the Stop the Bleed program to train bystanders in hemorrhage control. In our region, the police bureau delivers critical ...

    Authors: Joseph Tobias, Aaron Cunningham, Kelsi Krakauer, Deepthi Nacharaju, Lori Moss, Carlos Galindo, Michael Roberts, Nicholas A. Hamilton, Kyle Olsen, Molly Emmons, Jim Quackenbush, Martin A. Schreiber, Beech S. Burns, David Sheridan, Benjamin Hoffman, Adrienne Gallardo…
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):31
  4. Firearms are the second leading cause of injury-related death in American children. Safe storage of firearms is associated with a significantly decreased odds of firearm-related death, however more than half o...

    Authors: Bijan Ketabchi, Michael A. Gittelman, Hayley Southworth, Melissa Wervey Arnold, Sarah A. Denny and Wendy J. Pomerantz
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):21
  5. In the wake of an epidemic in firearm-related deaths and injuries, youth have become leading voices of concern. This study’s objective was to investigate rural youth’s personal experiences with firearm-related...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Ryan P. King, Kristel M. Wetjen, Gerene M. Denning, Cole C. Wymore, Nicholas R. Stange, Pamela J. Hoogerwerf, Junlin Liao and Kelly E. Wood
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):29
  6. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Lethal means restriction (LMR), which encourages limiting access and reducing the lethality of particular methods of suicide, has been identified as a viable prev...

    Authors: Amy A. Hunter, Susan DiVietro, Megan Boyer, Kristin Burnham, Danielle Chenard and Steven C. Rogers
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):54
  7. Over 450,000 individuals are hospitalized with burns annually and roughly 35% are scald burns. Children younger than 5 years of age are at the greatest risk of scald burn injury. Caregiver burn prevention prog...

    Authors: Rochelle Thompson, Ross Budziszewski, Autumn D. Nanassy, Loreen K. Meyer, Paul Glat and Brooke Burkey
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):20
  8. Driving at night is considered a risk factor for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes and injuries but few studies have addressed this issue. Our objective was to compare daytime and nighttime ATV crashes to bett...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Nicholas R. Stange, AnnaMarie Fjeld and Gerene M. Denning
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):28
  9. Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are a significant safety issue in the United States. Young children are disproportionally impacted by car accidents and suffer high rates of injuries and mortality. When used pr...

    Authors: Ross Budziszewski, Rochelle Thompson, Thomas Lucido, Janelle Walker, Loreen K. Meyer, L. Grier Arthur and Harsh Grewal
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8(Suppl 1):19