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Programs and Events at Injury Free Sites

On November 18th a number of Injury Prevention Centers will raise awareness about the work they do. San Diego will address child drownings, Kansas City will address fire safety, Nashville will look at home safety, and Peoria, Illinois will address child car passenger safety.


Injury Free Boston will address the Issue of Child Passenger Safety with a virtual webinar from Boston Children's Hospital on Injury Prevention Day.

Chicago (Lurie)

Safety Kits will be purchased and distributed in targeted communities on NIPD.


Posting daily update announcements on our internal website, Centerlink, starting the week before encouraging our 15.000+ employees to wear green in recognition of the day and submit pictures.

Houston (Hermann Memorial)

The patients that reside in some of our highest poverty regions already engage in local social media contests hosted by one EMS community partner, Harris County Emergency Corps. We will leverage our community relationship to promote an Injury Prevention Day social media contest for our local residents to share their safety devices being used. This can be a fun and creative way to engage patients in this time of necessary social distancing.

Houston (Texas Children's)

Texas Children's Hospital is committed to raising awareness about the significance of preventable injuries by through a blog, a virtual car seat safety class and sharing items on social media.

Iowa City

Pack and Play distribution with the help of area churches on the 18th.

Kansas City

Children's Mercy will offer families the opportunity to learn how to reduce the risk of injury by partnering with Charlie's House Education Committee who will escort on a "tour" that will visit following "stations" where they will learn:

  • Kitchen safety/fire prevention – Charlie's House/CCS
  • Use of the kitchen fire extinguisher – KCFD
  • Fall prevention – KCFD
  • Safe sleep – Charlie's House/CCS
  • Poison Prevention – Charlie's House/CCS
  • Water Safety/Bathroom – Charlie's House/CCS
  • Outdoor/play – Charlie's House/CCS
  • Safe escape planning – KCFD
  • Motor Vehicle – CPS, Bike, Pedestrian – KC CPSTIs
  • Youth Firesetter Prevention Program – KCFD

Site: Charlie's House, 2425 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. by appointment
Invited guests: Head Start Parent Leadership Council and Healthy Start Parents due to COVID-19 pandemic


Hennepin Healthcare will kick off a Safe at Home campaign with the National Injury Prevention Day event. The site will host a poster contest with gift card prizes for school age children to enter. We will also invite middle school and high school students to write a blog/essay or create a 30-45 sec PSA on a home safety subject or babysitting safety concerns with young children. Hennepin Healthcare MVNA visiting nurses, Community Paramedics, and Pediatrics staff will distribute educational materials and gun and cupboard locks to families they encounter. Since many of the area schools are having distance learning, the site will reach out to YMCA, daycares and youth programs to reach the children/teens and their families.


On November 18, 2020, large-scale virtual class on home safety and car seat safety. Home safety kits and pack and plays will be provided to families after the class.

New York (Long Island)

Bicycle safety and helmet fitting event on Injury Prevention Day.

New York (Maimonides)

Virtual classes on injury prevention topics will be held throughout the day for parents, grandparents, and children to attend.

Orange County

The Children's Hospital of Orange County Injury Prevention Coordinator is presenting on 2nd Story Window Falls at a California Safety Conference on Injury Prevention Day. That Mechanism will also be the Children's Hospital focus on outside the conference doors. Pediatric Window Falls as well as other Home Safety Prevention Topics will be the focus of that sites Injury Prevention Day activities. Past patients that are recovering from 2nd story window falls will be there to share their stories via a blog on the hospital's website.


On National Injury Prevention Day, OSF Children's Hospital will be onsite at Head Start to distribute bags of car seat safety information to families, check car seats in the parking lot, and administer a survey regarding car seat education and car seat use. Every family that receives a seat will also receive education on the importance of using a child restraint, correct installation, how to properly buckle their child in the seat, and how to contact a certified technician if they need help.


Phoenix Children's Hospital is working to raise awareness both internally and externally through its Communications Representatives who will be joining the twitter chat and posting information on other social media outlets like a hospital blog and an internal newsletter for Phoenix Children's Hospital employees. An outdoor banner will be displayed outside one of the entrances. A pull up banner will also be displayed in our main hospital entrance. Injury prevention staff will also be wearing green shirts as that site shines a green light on Injury Prevention Day.


Safe Sleep books for Birthing Center and NICU.


Distributing home safety kits and education to families at the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic at Hasbro Children's Hospital.


Rochester will promote pedestrian safety and as the date is close to the holidays the site will highlight holiday safety topics. This site will partner with a local high school class to participate in the social media campaign.

St. Louis

Working with the state's Safe Kids coalitions and Injury Free-St Louis to develop a state wide task force to develop a coordinated public campaign to increase awareness of preventable childhood injuries.


Injury Free Seattle will be raising awareness through Facebook posts highlighting injury prevention and internally will be using its institution's Scene Screens throughout the hospital and clinics to provide Injury Prevention messages throughout the week of November 16th to the 20th.



E. Lenita Johnson, Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids