Programs


The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock is a hospital-community alliance based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the state’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to children. IFCK of Little Rock is funded by Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Our community partners include grassroots community organizations, two schools in the Little Rock School District, the Little Rock Fire Department, Little Rock Parks and Recreation, law enforcement, the Benton Police Department, Saline County Health Department, and two neighborhood associations. There is also an internal coalition of other injury prevention programs that help plan and implement IFCK activities. These programs include:

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock’s primary goal is to reduce childhood injury in three population groups: 1)ACH patients and their families, 2) families of Little Rock who live, work, and use services in the Centennial Neighborhoods, an area immediately adjacent to the ACH campus, and 3) children in other geographic areas who share unique risks, such as rural and Spanish-speaking families. By working closely with representatives from the community, IFCK is able to develop interventions that are tailored specifically to the unique needs of the community residents. Our current injury prevention initiatives include:

 


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Hope Mullins, MPH
Assistant Director
MullinsSamanthaH@uams.edu

Mapping address: 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202



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Mary E. Aitken, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
501-364-2716

Hope Mullins
Research/Program Coordinator
501-364-4932



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S.T.O.P. (Safe Transportation of Patients), administered through the ACH Department of Community Outreach, addresses transportation needs of children with special health problems ranging from prematurity to complex medical and surgical problems. Program activities, based on guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, include policy development, staff training, and parent education. ACH recently added a car seat purchase program in the hospital’s gift shop. In addition to support from ACH, the program has benefited from support from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. A recently added program educates parents on CPS when they bring their children into the General Pediatric Clinic at ACH. Nurses and residents have been trained to screen for CPS needs and several nurses completed CPS technician certification in the past year. Resident physicians provide parents with a “CPS prescription” that can be filled at a monthly car seat check-up conducted just for GPC referrals. The project is completing its first six months with increasing success. A second hospital-based program is located within the neonatal unit of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Building on the experiences of ACH, Safe from the Start just completed its first year of training staff to become advocates and certified child safety technicians, policy revision and implementation, and resource development. The program now assesses all newborns for car seat safety and has a car seat purchase program through the department. Developing activities include prenatal CPS education through a clinic program. The program has benefited from support from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police through the Child Passenger Safety Education program. Additional Funding from the Alltel Corporation has been instrumental in developing the program.

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Sharon Bilbrey
Coordinator, S.T.O.P Program
501-364-6439



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IFCK of Little Rock offers general education on prevention of home injuries, featuring the Allstate Safe at Home bags.

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Hope Mullins
Research/Program Coordinator
501-364-4932

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Heather Williamson
Associate Director of Education
501-364-5657



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Judy Weber, Ph.D, R.D
Principal Investigator
800 Marshal St. Slot 512-26
Little Rock, AR 72210
501-364-3382
WeberJudithL@uams.edu

Mary Aitken, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Principal Investigator
501-364-2716
AitkenMaryE@uams.edu

Kitty Szeto, M.S., R.D.
Program coordinator
501-364-6555
SzetoKittyL@uams.edu



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Scott B. Allen

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Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Community Outreach Department

Biography:
Scott Allen has been with Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1991, working initially in the Public Relations Department where he helped to expand the hospital's presence in communities and schools throughout Arkansas. With an emphasis on promoting health education for children and families, Scott worked to establish the Community Outreach Department and has served as it's director since 1997. The department now sees more than 50,000 children each year through events and presentations focusing on child safety, wellness and prevention. The Outreach Department programs include classroom presentations on health and safety, the Fire Safety House, the Child Passenger Safety program, a Speakers Bureau, and the Partners in Education Program. Scott oversees the IFCK hospital-based Injury Prevention Education component at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is a NHTSA certified Child Passenger Safety Technician as well as a member of the Arkansas SAFE KIDS Coalition.

Scott is available via phone and email to answer questions about initiating and developing community relationships.

Contact Information

Email Address:
AllenSB@archildrens.org

Phone Number:
501-364-6440

Mailing Address:
800 Marhsall St. Slot 669
Little Rock, AR 72202


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Scott Allen is available to answer your group's questions via telephone or e-mail.

Hope Mullins

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Job Title:
Research Coordinator

Biography:
Hope Mullins helps to facilitate community-based research and injury prevention activities for the Little Rock site. Hope holds a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is currently pursuing her MPH at Arkansas' College of Public Health. She is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and enjoys educating parents and caregivers about child passenger safety.

Contact Information

Email Address:
mullinssamanthah@uams.edu

Phone Number:
501-364-4932

Mailing Address:
800 Marshall St. Slot 512-26
Little Rock, AR 72202


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