Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people through 43 years of age.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the country's leading injury and violence prevention organizations will join forces for the 2nd annual "National Injury Prevention Day," a day designed to raise awareness about the burden of injury, violence and a need for change. Joining doctors, nurses, and community outreach personnel at more than 40 Level I Trauma Centers will be the 400 Coalitions of Safe Kids Worldwide, 70 Safe States Alliance Coalitions, the strength of the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Everytown for Gun Safety, The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the power of The Trauma Centers of America Association and the force behind the Juvenile Products and Manufacturers Association.
Click on a partner below to view information about that partner and a list of programs and events at partner sites.
Click on a category below to view programming across all of our partner sites.
View our slideshow of places "Shining a Green Light" during the first National Injury Prevention Day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.
E. Lenita Johnson, Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids