Programs

Research and Presentations


We propose a comprehensive approach to prevent injury in Salt Lake City's child and adolescent populations by:

The goal of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) of Salt Lake City is to create and sustain a healthy community for children that is continually improving the social environment through the reduction of injury.


Contact Info

Charles W. Pruitt, MD, FAAP
Physician, Medical Director
801.587-7305
charles.pruitt@hsc.utah.edu

Mapping address: 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113



Description

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids® of Salt Lake City is proud to announce the launch of our bicycle safety program. Based on the Los Angeles Injury Free sites' "LA Youth Bikers", we will partner with the Salt Lake City Boys and Girls Club to provide a six-week bicycle safety class, which enrolls up to fifteen children 8-12 years of age. We will provide three of these six week programs, one in spring, summer, and fall. During each six week block, we will have two programs running for a total of 30 participants. By reviewing data provided by the Trauma Center at Primary Children's Medical Center, we have determined which areas have the highest incidents of bicycle and pedestrian injuries and will focus our efforts on those areas.

Participants will be required to show proficiency in safe cycling techniques that include turn signals, knowledge of state laws for bicyclists, and helmet use. Each student in the course will receive a membership card, and helmet, and will be entered in a raffle to win a new bike.

Outside of the obvious safety benefit, the bicycle program will provide participants with a safe after-school environment, and positive role models.

We are also planning adult education to increase awareness of children on the roads.

Contact Information

Heather Sanders
Program Coordinator
heather.sanders@hsc.utah.edu
801.587.7450

To order copies of this brochure, contact Primary Children’s Medical Center’s Child Advocacy department, 801-662-6580.



Description

Driveway Runovers Motor vehicles moving at a slow speed injure or kill young children each year. These "driveway runovers" typically occur at the child's own residence and the driver of the vehicle is often known to the child. In 2001 and 2002, there were 28 (25 injuries, 3 fatalities) and 21 (14 injuries, 7 fatalities) driveway runovers in Utah, respectively. Interventions to prevent this type of injury will rely on increasing public awareness. The campaign entitled, "Hold On To Dear Life", which exists through PCMC promoting child safety on other issues such as car seat use and gun ownership, will be expanded with new television and radio commercials directed at prevention of driveway runovers.

Posters and brochures will be available at car dealers and gas stations, as well as at daycares and schools.

SPOT THE TOT Brochure
(Adobe PDF)

A teaching packet will be developed and volunteer speakers can present information to church, school, and civic groups. Education about driveway runovers can be included at car seat inspection stations and in physician offices. (see commerical)

Occupant Injuries: restraints Injury rates due to motor vehicle crashes are high across all age groups in Salt Lake City neighborhoods. Pilot data demonstrate a 18.7% non-use of child restraint devices. We will raise awareness of motor vehicle occupant safety in conjunction with a neighborhood "Hold On To Dear Life" media campaign, via presentations at family centers, schools, churches and local businesses. Utilizing in-kind contributions of car seats, we will schedule a series of car seat check events to improve safety in the neighborhood. A car seat promotion campaign will be instituted through the ED at PCMC to distribute car seats to families in need. Child passenger safety topics will be incorporated into neighborhood adult education classes. All program materials will be bi-cultural and bi-lingual (English/Spanish). We will also actively campaign to have a primary seat belt use law pass through state congress.

Contact Information

Heather Sanders
Program Coordinator
801.587.7450
sherry.hartline@hsc.utah.edu



Description

Printed Materials

NLYCA Brochure
(Adobe PDF)

Videos

Contact Information

Heather Sanders
Program Coordinator
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
heather.sanders@hsc.utah.edu
801.587.7450



Description

Partners of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Salt Lake City include:

Intermountain Pediatric Society: Jeff Schunk, MD, Legislative Chair.

Primary Children's Medical Center Advocacy Center and SAFE Kids: Janet Brooks, Child Advocacy Manager and Co-Chair Utah SAFE Kids Coalition.

PCMC Trauma Committee: Eric Scaife, MDn, Medical Director Trauma Service and Kris Hansen, RN, Trauma Coordinator.

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Violence and Injury Prevention: Scott Williams, MD, Executive Medical Director.

Salt Lake City School Board: Douglas Nelson, MD, board member.

University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine: Joseph Lyons, MD, MPH and Kurt Hegmann, MD, MPH.

The Utah Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program: Bruce Herman, MD, P.I.

Hispanic Outreach of Salt Lake City: Angel Gonzalez, Chilean Club President.

Highway Safety: Kristy Rigby, Program Manager.

EMSC: Dale Maughan, Utah EMSC Coordinator.

Contact Information

Heather Sanders
Program Coordinator
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801.587.7450
heather.sanders@hsc.utah.edu



Description

Fitt's Park Constuction:

Fitt's Park Build Day:

Fitt's Park Dedication Day:

Contact Information



Description

Non accidental trauma- From 1992-2002, there were 73,342 victims of child maltreatment in Utah. More than 17,000 child abuse cases were investigated by the Division of Child and Family Services during the 1999 fiscal year; 8,085 of these cases were substantiated. There were 598 more cases of child maltreatment reported in the year 2000 than the year before. We will collaborate with The Utah Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program, a hospital-based prevention program, to provide information on shake baby prevention to parents of all newborn children.

Contact Information

Heather Sanders
Program Coordinator
801.587.7450
sherry.hartline@hsc.utah.edu



Description

The Water Safety Program is a cooperative effort between Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Salt Lake City and Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation.

Printed Materials

Water Safety Flier
(Adobe PDF)

Videos


Bath (click to watch at YouTube)

Dock (click to watch at YouTube)

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Charles W. Pruitt, MD at charles.pruitt@hsc.utah.edu
or Heather Sanders, Project Coordinator at heather.sanders@hsc.utah.edu,
(801) 587-7450 for further information regarding the Water Safety Program.



Description

Presented December 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, at the 2008 National Conference of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.


View the Poster (Adobe PDF, 1.3 MB)

Contact Information



New Program

Program Title:

 

Description:

 

Contact information:

Charles Pruitt, MD, FAAP

Photograph of Chuck Pruitt

Job Title:
Principal Investigator

Biography:
Doctor Pruitt obtained his baccalaureate at Case Western Reserve University and his doctorate at The Ohio State University School of Medicine. He was trained in general pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles of the University of Southern California and in pediatric emergency medicine at The Children’s Hospital Denver of the University of Colorado; he is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both specialties. He is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and is Medical Advisor for Child Advocacy at Primary Children's Medical Center. He is a member of numerous professional and academic societies, has written several scientific articles, textbook chapters, and policy statements, and serves on a variety of national and regional expert and advisory committees including the board of directors for the national office of Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Recently, he successfully promoted passage of a statewide booster seat law, developed an innovative water safety program, and coordinated the construction of a new Little Hands Playground in South Salt Lake City.

Contact Information

Email Address:
charles.pruitt@hsc.utah.edu

Phone Number:
(801) 587-7305

Mailing Address:
University of Utah
Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 581289
Salt Lake City, UT 84158


New Person

Name:

[photograph here]

Job Title:

Biography:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Mailing Address:

List with speakers: yes / no
Answer questions by phone / email: yes / no
Available to speak onsite: yes / no
List with directors: yes / no