Injuries and violence are the leading cause of death and disabilities for people from age one to 44 years old. November 18th, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the country's leading injury and violence prevention organizations will join forces to push for change. Their efforts will mark the country's 3rd "National Injury Prevention Day," a day to raise awareness to empower communities to make a difference. Joining doctors, nurses, and community outreach personnel at Trauma Centers across the country will be Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Be SMART -- a program of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Trauma Center Association of America and JPMA Cares.
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The Injury Free Coalition for Kids will host a live one hour twitter chat on November 18th at 1:00 pm EST with Injury Free sites and their institutions to help inform people about the urgent need to prevent injuries and how everyone can play a role. To join the conversation use the hashtag #BeInjuryFree.
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We're looking forward to "Shining a Green Light" with you during this year's National Injury Prevention Day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.
E. Lenita Johnson, Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
Walt Rice, Technical Consultant