Education &

The IPC provides ongoing education and a wide range of training opportunities.

(1) Since 1993, an academic course is offered in the Graduate Program in Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine “Injury and Violence Prevention”.

(2) IPC staff are faculty advisors for injury prevention student internships, research, thesis, and practicum projects for undergraduate, graduate, medical, post-graduate, and residents (pediatrics, general surgery) from the University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University, and Trinity College.

(3) Annual injury prevention Grand Rounds at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for community pediatric providers, faculty, residents, and students.

(4) Teen Driver Safety Module for Educating Professionals in the Community (EPIC). Physicians and other pediatric health care providers are in a unique position to interact with families in children’s lives. EPIC is a program of the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) in collaboration with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (CT-AAP) and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (CT-AAFP). EPIC is based on the academic detailing model that pharmaceutical companies use to educate physicians about new products. IPC staff developed teen driver safety module safety information to pediatricians and family physicians, answers questions, and leaves resources to help the practice implement change and include teen driver safety counseling in their everyday practice.