2011 Southern Connecticut Community Traffic Safety Conference

March 10, 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven

The Southern Connecticut Community Traffic Safety Conference was held on March 10, 2011 and brought together a wide range of community focused professionals and citizen advocates who have the potential to create traffic safety outreach programs in the southern part of Connecticut. The conference was the first of its kind and was sponsored by Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale?New Haven Hospital’s Department of Trauma, and Yale University School of Medicine’s Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Surgical Emergencies.

This conference was a collaborative effort with the following planning partners: - National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 1 - Connecticut Department of Transportation?Highway Safety Office - Connecticut Department of Public Health - Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles - Junta for Progress Action, Inc.

The goals of the conference were to: 1. To raise awareness of state traffic safety and highway priorities and their impact on Connecticut communities. 2. To connect communities to traffic and highway safety advocates focused on reducing the societal burden of crash?related injury and death.

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