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Motor vehicle deaths increase despite fewer cars on the road during COVID-19

Oct. 26, 2020—Despite a decrease in the volume of cars on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driving patterns and behaviors were riskier, leading to an increase in accident-related fatalities since April 2020.

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Children’s Hospital, Allstate team to enhance teen driver safety

Jan. 23, 2020—The Allstate Foundation along with the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are working to increase awareness among young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving through the “Be in the Zone — Turn Off Your Phone” campaign.

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Children’s Hospital urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Nov. 21, 2019—As shoppers search for sales this season, injury prevention advocates want to raise awareness about the need to check for safety standards for toys — especially those purchased online.

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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Children’s Hospital

Sep. 4, 2019—  by Jessica Pasley Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. The proposed Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program seeks to use a multipronged approach that addresses car seat misuse through education, community outreach...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Jul. 29, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips to prevent injury.

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Safe Kids Cumberland Valley receives advocacy impact award

Jul. 25, 2019—Led by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Safe Kids Cumberland Valley received the Impact Award for Advocacy for its work to protect children from preventable injuries.

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Allstate grant bolsters Children’s Hospital teen driver safety efforts

Feb. 21, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt kicked off its yearlong campaign to empower teens to “Be in the Zone — Turn off Your Phone” during the first of three hospital-focused seminars.

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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Register now for free VU Public Safety teen driving awareness course June 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services grant helps promote Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 24, 2017—    Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone.” The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of texting and driving. Each day in...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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