Public Health Law Blog Archive

Oct 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Policy Approaches

posted on Tue, Oct 24 2017 11:32 am by Brittney Crock Bauerly

Guided by a growing body of multidisciplinary research, policymakers are increasingly recognizing the role that adverse childhood experiences play in health and well-being, and are beginning to champion a burgeoning number of trauma-informed policy approaches across the nation.  

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At the Intersection of Teen Driving and Tire Safety

posted on Wed, Oct 11 2017 1:51 pm by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. One often-overlooked issue in crash prevention is tire maintenance. A 2012 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 12 percent of crashes among inexperienced drivers were tire-related, while only 5 percent of crashes among experienced drivers were tire-related, suggesting that inexperienced drivers may lack knowledge about safe vehicle maintenance. Efforts to standardize and promote driver education across the country may be one way to address this issue.

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