Educators of Policymakers

The Injury Prevention Center's director and staff have provided technical testimony at state committee hearings and have worked with legislators to develop bills for injury prevention initiatives in Rhode Island. Injury Prevention Center staff members serve on committees, regularly attend meetings organized by state agencies and provide input on the legislative agenda. Injury Prevention Center staff members also work with Brown Medical School students and residents  to expose them to the legislative process and emphasize the importance of legislative involvement for the medical profession. State and federal government agencies have asked the staff to speak at press conferences and provide information to the media on injury-specific topics.