Programs


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Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle (Injury Free-Seattle) was created in November 2002, with a focus on reducing childhood injury in central and south Seattle neighborhoods. Data has shown that children living in these communities are at an increased risk of injury compared to children living in other areas of the city. Injury Free-Seattle is a partnership between Harborview Medical Center, the region's only level 1 pediatric trauma center, Seattle Children's Hospital, a regional leader in child health and advocacy, and Public Health Seattle & King County, which maintains injury surveillance data and is committed to building and supporting healthy communities.

Our work to date has focused on communities in the Central Area and Southeast Seattle, two of the most ethnically and economically diverse regions in our city. We anticipate expanding our outreach citywide, while maintaining a focus on reaching low-income and immigrant families.

Our goal is to bring injury prevention messages and resources into programs that promote physical activity for children and families.

Seattle Directors


Contact Info

For more information about Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle, please contact us:

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Seattle Children's and Harborview Medical Center
Mailstop S-100
6901 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle WA 98115

Phone: 206-987-6197
Email: Isabell.Sakamoto@seattlechildrens.org

Mapping address: 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105



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Seattle Area Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Checks

Seattle Area Bicycle Helmet Resources

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Injury Free - Seattle is working with Seattle Public Schools and Feet First to increase kids’ activity level and prevent obesity through a walking school bus program. Our obesity reduction project will augment this work with a healthy eating intervention focusing on promotion of nutritionally sound school breakfasts. Breakfast will provide the "fuel" for the walking school bus.

Additionally, we will test ethnically favored breakfast foods within the four schools to assess the overall appeal and potential for introduction district wide.

Our goal is to increase the proportion of students who participate in the school breakfast program at our target schools. We will address this goal by: (1) improving the appeal, cultural suitability and nutritional value of school breakfast offerings; (2) exploring changes in school policies, school schedules or school transportation plans that would allow more time and greater opportunity for children to partake in a school breakfast program; and (3) integrating school breakfast promotion into walk-to-school initiatives already underway in a manner that encourages family members to walk children to school and to join their children for breakfast in the school setting.

Contact Information

Brian Johnston, M.D., PhD
Principal Investigator

Katie Busby, MS, CN
Program Coordinator
kabusby@seattleschools.org
Phone: 206.251.3411



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Beth Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics , University of Washington

Biography:
Beth Ebel is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. Her research interests include injury prevention and health behaviors, and she has been principal investigator in recent studies of the Seattle campaign to encourage booster seat use for young passengers, including child passenger safety in Latino communities. Dr. Ebel has an interest in the cost effectiveness studies and the translation of research into policy. Ebel received a master's in science in development economics from Oxford University in 1989, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program in 1996, and a master's in public health from the University of Washington in 2001.

Contact Information

Email Address:
bebel@u.washington.edu

Phone Number:
206-744-9438

Mailing Address:
Harborview Medical Center
Box 359960
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle WA 98104


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

Areas of expertise:
Motor Vehicle Safety

Brian Johnston, MD, MPH

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Job Title:
Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Biography:
Dr. Johnston is a general pediatrician who practices at Harborview Medical Center and at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He directs pediatric care and resident education at the regional trauma center and is an investigator at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. Dr. Johnston's focus has been on implementation of community-based injury prevention. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Injury Prevention.

Contact Information

Email Address:
bdj@u.washington.edu

Phone Number:
206-744-9507

Mailing Address:
Harborview Medical Center
Box 359960
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


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

Areas of expertise:
Pedestrian Safety

Lorena Chavez, MPH, CHES

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Job Title:
Program Coordinator

Biography:
Lorena joined the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle in February 2009. Prior to that, she obtained her Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and conducted women's health research as an International Consultant for Population Council-Mexico. Lorena's professional interests include working to improve the health of underserved communities and reducing the risk of injury in vulnerable populations.

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Email Address:
AskIF@u.washington.edu

Phone Number:
206-744-9474

Mailing Address:
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Box 359660
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-2499


Anthony Gomez, RS

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Job Title:
Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

Biography:
Tony will represent Public Health-Seattle & King County as Manager of its Violence and Injury Prevention Unit. Tony has been active in community campaigns to promote traffic safety, encourage safe storage of firearms, promote suicide awareness and prevent drowning.

Contact Information

Email Address:
tony.gomez@kingcounty.gov

Phone Number:
206-296-4205

Mailing Address:
Public Health Seattle & King County
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104-1818


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

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