Site Name: Salt Lake City Injury Free - Primary Children's Medical Center
Site URL: http://www.primarychildrens.com
Hospital: Primary Children’s Medical Center’s Child Advocacy Department
Hospital URL: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/primarychildrens/childhealth/parenting/Pages/home.aspx
Health System: Intermountain Health Care
Health System URL: http://intermountainhealthcare.org
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.
Charles W. Pruitt, MD, FAAP
Physician, Medical Director
Mapping address: 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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.
Posters and brochures will be available at car dealers and gas stations, as well as at daycares and schools.
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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.
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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.
Fitt's Park Build Day:
Fitt's Park Dedication Day:
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Bath (click to watch at YouTube)
Dock (click to watch at YouTube)
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.
University of Utah
Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 581289
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
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