Injury, Education and Prevention SIG


If you are interested in joining a SIG email us at and tell us what SIG you would like to join or simply mail in your SIG application.

In the spring of 2006, the executive board approved the formation of the Injury Education & Prevention Special Interest Group (IEP SIG). The purpose of this SIG is to provide its members with a forum to explore and discuss the current issues related to pediatric injury and injury prevention, represent NAPNAP at various national injury prevention meetings, and act as a consulting group to members and the national NAPNAP office regarding information on unintentional injuries and tactics to prevent these injuries from occurring.

The IEP SIG will provide expertise for projects, such as the development of position statements, tools for anticipatory guidance and other educational materials; offer advice on pending legislation and work with legislators; and act as task force members and/or serve as liaisons to other organizations.

As an IEP SIG member, you can expect to receive communications via our online community and participate in our discussion forums. You'll also access a directory of members and receive a minimum of two newsletters a year. The newsletters will include current resource and research information to educate pediatric nurse practitioners and the public about the effects of injury prevention strategies on the health and development of children.  The dues are currently $30 per year.

For more information about the Injury Education and Prevention Special Interest Group, please contact:



External Resources

  • OUCH the Children's Hospital/Oakland Kohl's Injury Prevention Program Text Campaign - This informational tool was developed to educate parents/caretakers of children on how to keep their children healthy and safe. OUCH provides families with helpful and timely health and safety tips via cell phone an average of twice a month when they “opt in” to the service by texting "OUCH" to 30644. The campaign is in English and Spanish. It is an individual's choice to subscribe by taking the initiative and a specific action themselves on their own cell phone of "opting in". If subscribers wish to unsubscribe, they just text "stop" to 30644. Text rates apply and this message is sent approximately every three messages. 
  • SafetyLit - This website provides injury research and prevention literature.

Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on injury education and prevention.


SIG Officers: 

Chair - Traci Snedden, PhD, MS, CPNP, CNE
Co-Chair - Deborah A. Spoerner, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP