December 2017 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Michael Hirsh, MD Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Injury Prevention Work
[more]

March 2017 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New York (Children's)
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Designated as Level I Trauma Cen
The pediatric trauma center at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). [more]

January 2017 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Columbia Conference Galvanizes Injury Prevention Efforts
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January 2017 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Childhood Injury Prevention Activist Calls for Action
[more]

February 2016 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
The Great Trade-In Event Returns to Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us
[more]

September 2015 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Car Seat Trade Up Event at ToysRUs and BabiesRUs
[more]

February 2015 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Injury Free Celebrates Criticized Super Bowl Ad
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January 2015 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
2015 ToysRUs Great Trade In Event
[more]

December 2014 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Dawne Gardner of Injury Free Cincinnati receives 2014 Program Coodinator of the Year award
[more]

December 2014 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Susan Baker, MPH, ScD (Hon.) receives inaugural Injury Free Coalition for Kids Pioneer Award
A hero in the field of injury prevention paid tribute to a matriarch who blazed her trail during Forging New Frontiers, the 19th Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend. Coalition Founder Barbara Barlow, MD, a recipient of the Centers for Disease Control Hero Award, presented Professor Susan Baker MPH, ScD (Hon.) of Johns Hopkins Injury Free’s first Pioneer Award. [more]

November 2013 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Children Affected by Super Storm Sandy Get a Little Hands Playground
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September 2013 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Program Coordinator Award Nominations
[more]

March 2013 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
The Allstate Foundation and Injury Free Create Safe Play Spaces in New Orleans
[more]

May 2012 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Young girl loses feet in mower accident
t's a parent's worst nightmare. A father from Forest Hill accidentally backed his lawn mower into his five-year-old daughter, severing her feet. [more]

May 2012 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
IT’S OPEN! The Johns Hopkins Hospital's New $1.1 Billion Building Welcomes First Patients
Years of planning, construction and designing every detail of a magnificent, 1.6-million-square-foot hospital building finally came to fruition on May 1 when The Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened the new facility. [more]

April 2012
Johns Hopkins Dedicates $1B Hospital Building
Officials from around Maryland and the Mayor of New York City will be on hand Thursday afternoon as Johns Hopkins Hospital dedicates its new building. [more]

February 2012
Mix 106.5 to Kick Off Three-Day Radio Benefit Feb. 29
The annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will begin its 23rd annual broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Broadcast will be celebrating the Children’s Center 100th anniversary and a new beginning. [more]

January 2012 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Toys"R"Us Great Trade-In Event
[more]

January 2012 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
$750M Johns Hopkins Hospital Expansion Substantially Complete
Capping five years of construction and eight million man hours of work, Clark/Banks, A Joint Venture has reached substantial completion the expansion of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1.6 million square foot, 560-bed facility on a five acre site in downtown Baltimore. [more]

January 2012 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids- Atlanta Receives Funding
The Governors Office of Highway Safety(GOHS) has awarded Injury Free Coalition for Kids- Atlanta with a $116,000 grant to educate and provide safety seat training to parents and caregivers. [more]

November 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Dr. Barbara Barlow Receives CDC Foundation Hero Award
[more]

September 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Manhole Cover Project, 15 years later
Fifteen years ago Bradley McCallum and the Wadsworth Atheneum, together with the Injury Prevention Center of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, worked with a team of local students to explore issues of gun violence in the city. A central part of the project was an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum that involved casting, and presenting, of 228 custom-designed manhole covers. [more]

August 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
In Our New Home: A Studio for CCTV
Visitors to Hopkins Children’s new Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center will have a first-hand view of the pediatric hospital’s new TV studio. [more]

August 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers
A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study shows that air cleaners can significantly reduce household air pollution. [more]

August 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Super Safe Comics at the Movies
Captain Super Safe’s fully animated adventure was seen in theaters throughout Connecticut during the movie pre-show. The 60-second adventure focused on bike helmet use and the prevention of brain injury. [more]

July 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
A much needed child hospice has opened in Baltimore today.
Dr. Bob’s Place opened its new inpatient hospice facility near downtown at 838 N. Eutaw Street. The facility will serve children 18 and under with life limiting illness. [more]

May 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
You Are Never Going to Believe What Just Happened!
So many items in the home and office are potential poisoning risks, from cleaners to medications to personal care items. [more]

April 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL JOINS JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE
All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Fla., is now a part of the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) and a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) [more]

April 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven
Pina Violano awarded 2011 Child Passenger Safety Technician of the year
[more]

March 2011
2011 Southern Connecticut Community Traffic Safety Conference
[more]

March 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven
2011 Southern Connecticut Community Traffic Safety Conference
[more]

February 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Mix 106.5 Radiothon Raises More than $850,000 for the Kids at Hopkins.
The 22nd annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has raised more $850,000, bringing the total raised to date to nearly $14 million. [more]

February 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Helmets save brains and spines, new study shows
Motorcycle helmets can keep the brain safe, but Johns Hopkins researchers now say they also protect the spine too. [more]

January 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
The “Great Trade-In” Event at Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide
[more]

January 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
A Better Place for City Kids to Play
For many of Baltimore’s vulnerable young people, games and sports will be played in the streets if Baltimore follows through in closing over half of our Recreation Centers. [more]

January 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
‘Last one down is a rotten egg’
Keep your sledding daredevils out of the emergency room with these safety tips. [more]

October 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids-Atlanta
Grady Health System: Injury Free Coalition for Kids-Atlanta has continued to be funded by the Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety(GOHS) for a child safety program in the amount of $122,800. [more]

October 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Boy Stabbed Stingray Barb Recovers
Quentin Tokar will not be rejoining his classmates Monday on the first day of school at Thurmont Elementary. He's still recovering after being stabbed by a stingray's barb in a freak accident. [more]

October 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
High Blood Pressure: Silent Killer Of Kids
Over 75 million adults in the U.S have high blood pressure, but did you know your child could have it too? [more]

October 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
ACS: Off-Road Injuries Worse With Four-Wheelers
When it comes to off-road vehicle crashes, four wheels aren't safer than two, researchers reported. [more]

September 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Renewed Grant Announcement
Atlanta Governors Office of Highway Safety Renews Grant for another Grant Period [more]

September 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Daycare Puts Childrens with Lung Disease at Risk for Serious Illness
Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections. [more]

September 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Wilcox Honored for Suicide Prevention Strides
For her research on the development and early identification of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents, among other studies, Johns Hopkins psychiatric epidemiologist Holly Wilcox received the Andrej Marusic Award at the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Sept. 2 in Rome. [more]

August 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Toys“R”Us Launches Product Safety Vigilance Program with Third Great Trade-In Event
Toys“R”Us has launched a national Product Safety Vigilance Program to help parents take proactive steps to become advocates for children’s safety. The program includes “Eight Steps to Keep Kids Safe,” a checklist to help parents stay informed about product recalls and other potential hazards, as well as a Product Record List to assist parents in organizing and tracking gifts and purchases. [more]

August 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Douglas Baker, M.D., To Serve As New Emergency Department Chief
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has named M. Douglas Baker, M.D., its new director of Emergency Medicine and vice president for Community Outreach. [more]

August 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Kids without health insurance targeted with program.
There are nearly 5 million children around the nation – and about 86,000 in Maryland -- who qualify for free and low-income health insurance but are not signed up. [more]

July 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Safety demonstration van aims to combat childhood injuries
About 6,700 children nationwide die annually due to injuries; 50,000 are disabled. [more]

July 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
More Kids Die in Hot Cars, Half because Parents Forgot Them
Nineteen children this year have died after overheating in hot cars. [more]

June 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Stuff Animal Named Tommy Moose Gives Comfort to Kids
Sometimes something as simlpe as a stuffed animal can make a difference. [more]

May 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Toys"R"Us Partners to Prevent Injuries
Toys"R"Us works with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids to provide parents and caregivers with safety tips focused on summer safety, including water, bike and wheeled-sport safety, to help parents prevent unintentional injury during a time when kids are often most active. A $10,000 donation from the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund has been designated to help the organization and its local sites. [more]

May 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Governor's Grant of $136,480
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta continues to receive grant award of $136,480 from the Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety, for Cuidad Los Ninos - Keeping your children safe - Occupant safety program [more]

May 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground
Spring brings trips to parks and playgrounds; and slips, falls, bruises and burns that can land children in the emergency room. [more]

May 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Pediatricians Matter in Weighty Matters
Body image, as well as beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to parents' perceptions of their school-age child's weight. [more]

April 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Children Who Lose a Parent to Suicide More Likely to Die the Same Way
Losing a parent to suicide makes children more likely to die by suicide themselves and increases their risk of developing a range of major psychiatric disorders, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that is believed to be the largest one to date on the subject. [more]

March 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hot Dogs Could Be a Choking Hazard for Kids
For Americans, hot dogs make for the most loved junk food, but according to paediatricians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center they are a choking hazard for young children. [more]

March 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Safety Lane at Johns Hopkins
Safety Lane provides a prescription for safety for the families served by the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. [more]

February 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Radiothon to Launch “Caring for Kids” Campaign for Hopkins Children’s
The annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefitting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will mark its 21st birthday with a four-day on-air celebration starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. [more]

February 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Surgeon Stewart to Direct Pediatric Trauma
Dylan Stewart has been named director of pediatric trauma at Hopkins Children's. [more]

November 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Charleston
IT'S TIME FOR ATV SAFETY LAW
It's time for ATV safety law Thursday, November 19, 2009 THE POST AND COURIER CHARLESTON, SC [more]

August 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
IFCK CINCINNATI BUILDS 10th COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
[more]

July 2009
Center for Injury Research and Policy Applauds Passage of Youth Bicycle Helmet Ordinance in Columbus
In a move that will reduce bicycle-related injuries and deaths and promote safe bicycling for children in the city of Columbus, last night City Council passed a youth bicycle helmet ordinance that will require children to wear bicycle helmets when they ride. The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital would like to congratulate Council Member Charleta Tavares on her visionary leadership on this initiative and to thank all of the members of Columbus City Council for making safer bicycling for children a priority. [more]

July 2009
Center for Injury Research and Policy Applauds Passage of Youth Bicycle Helmet Ordinance in Columbus
In a move that will reduce bicycle-related injuries and deaths and promote safe bicycling for children in the city of Columbus, last night City Council passed a youth bicycle helmet ordinance that will require children to wear bicycle helmets when they ride. The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital would like to congratulate Council Member Charleta Tavares on her visionary leadership on this initiative and to thank all of the members of Columbus City Council for making safer bicycling for children a priority. [more]

June 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
New Graduated Driver Licensing Law to Save Teens
[more]

June 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Children’s and Other IFCK Sites On USN&WR List of Best Children’s Hospitals
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is among the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of American children’s hospitals. [more]

June 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Little Rock Family Touched By Tragedy Receives National Heroes Award from EMSC
LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 11, 2009) – Since Peggy and Wayne Hackett of Little Rock suffered the loss of their 17-year-old daughter Hannah in a car crash in 2006, they have been determined to do everything they can to prevent other families from experiencing similar tragedy. Today the national organization Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is honoring the efforts of the couple and their son Matt with the National Heroes Family Volunteer of the Year Award. [more]

June 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Initiative on Brain Traumas Kicks Off-Little Rock Hospital Partner in Plan to Treat Kids
LITTLE ROCK — The Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is among 52 institutions that are part of a new initiative to standardize treatment for children with traumatic brain injuries, promote research and work to prevent future brain injuries. [more]

June 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Children's Neurosurgeons Warn Not to Take Head Injuries in Sports Lightly
Sports and injuries go hand-in-hand, but pediatric neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center urge parents and coaches to pay particular attention to head injuries. [more]

May 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Injury Prevention Center at ACH Partners With AFMC and DHS to Distribute Safety Messages to Community
LITTLE ROCK, AR. (May 28, 2009) – Arkansas’ injury rate for children and adolescents is among the highest in the nation. But many of those injuries could be prevented through appropriate education. The Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) and the state Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced their combined effort to provide safety education to families through primary care physicians statewide. [more]

April 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
New Little Hands Playground in Harrell Park, New Orleans
[more]

February 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Report Outlines Steps to Better Kids' Health
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas children continue to face multiple health-care challenges, including lack of health insurance coverage, high rates of accident injuries, childhood obesity and poor dental health, according to a state report on children’s health. A 30-group coalition is searching for ways to lessen those challenges and improve health and safety for Arkansas children. [more]

January 2009 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
NTSB Commends Ohio for Enacting Booster Seat Law
[more]

November 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Federal research grant awarded to Injury Free in Hartford
Building off of his work on teen driving safety with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford, Dr. Brendan Campbell and the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center were awarded a three year, $750,000 research grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) research grant program to evaluate the efficacy of driving simulator training for novice teen drivers. The highly competitive grant was one of only four EMSC research grants awarded in the country and the only injury prevention grant. [more]

November 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Dr. John Tis, Nationally Recognized Pediatric Surgeon, Joins Hopkins Children's Center
Former military surgeon, John Tis, M.D., has joined the Div. of Pediatric Orthopedics at Johns Hopkins. [more]

November 2008
Injury Prevention Center Partner in Prevention
After the loss of her daughter Hannah in 2006 to a motor vehicle crash, Peggy Hackett has committed herself to reducing the number of teen motor vehicle crash fatalities in Arkansas. [more]

September 2008
The Injury Prevention Center at ACH: Making Contracts for Life
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the US. In 2006, motor vehicle accidents resulted in the deaths of 61 Arkansas teens—double the national average. The Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital has the mission to reduce child injury, death, and disability in Arkansas through service, education, innovative research, and advocacy. Through the Building Consensus for Safer Teen Driving program, an IPC research team is evaluating the effectiveness of a parent/teen driving contract in reducing preventable motor vehicle-related injuries in young drivers and passengers. [more]

July 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Children's Welcomes Pediatric Burn Surgeon Bradley Phillips, M.D.
Dr. Bradley Phillips is named Director of Pediatric Burn Surgery and director of the Burn Fellowship Program. [more]

July 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
JAMA Revisits Classic Hopkins Blue Baby Study
The Blue Baby study published 63 years ago, made an encore appearance in JAMA. [more]

July 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Working to to Boost Availability of Healthy Foods at Baltimore Convenience Stores
johns Hopkins University has launched a program designed to increase the supply of and demand for healthy food items at local convenience stores. [more]

June 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
IFCK Cincinnati Builds Mayfield Park Playground
Kids in East Price Hill have a safe place to play thanks to the efforts of local volunteers and IFCK Cincinnati. [more]

June 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Keeping Teen Drivers Safe
A Little Rock teenager is working to make sure no other teens face the challenges he has experienced. He lost his sister in a car crash two years ago, and he shared his story with Fox 16 TV. [more]

May 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Maryland Extends Booster Seat Law
Legislation was signed into law that will save more children's lives in Maryland. [more]

April 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Driving Simulator Project Begins in Connecticut with a $25,000 Grant from The Allstate Foundation
Funding from Allstate Foundation allows Connecticut Children’s Medical Center project to improve teen safety behind the wheel. Students at Jonathan Law High School in Milford became the first in the state to use a computer-based virtual driver training simulator Tuesday morning. The equipment will be back at the school for three months next year as part of a pilot project initiated by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Allstate Foundation to help students understand the rules of the road and recognize and develop appropriate responses to typical driving hazards. [more]

April 2008
Granholm signs bill to put more children in booster seats
Children's Hospital to educate parents, make safety seats available at local clinics [more]

April 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids - Atlanta Receive Award from Amerigroup Foundation
Injury Free Coalition for Kids - Atlanta receive the 2007 Community Service Certificate of Recognition. With gratitude for your commitment and dedication to the health, education, and welfare of your community. They receive a award of $1500.00 to purchase restraint systems. [more]

April 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Maryland Passes Booster Seat Law
The child booster seat bill overcame the last hurdle and passed the Senate on a vote of 38 to 9. [more]

April 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
2008 Allstate Little Hands Playground Builds
[more]

March 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Los Angeles (Childrens Hospital)
Injury Prevention Takes the Front Seat in Los Angeles County
The trauma department’s Injury Prevention branch at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is on the move! On Monday, the 3rd of March, CHLA hosted a county wide ‘kick off’ event at the Center for Healthy Families, California Endowment. Representatives from various organizations came together in an effort to build relationships while brainstorming on injury prevention projects that could be rolled out across the county of Los Angeles. [more]

March 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
19th Annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon Hits All-Time Record
The 19th annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has raised a record $1.1 million during its four-day marathon broadcast, bringing the total raised to date to more than $11.6 million. [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Doctor Crusades To Tighten Laws For Young Drivers
Keeping Teenagers Alive -------------------- By MAGDALENE PEREZ The Hartford Courant Dr. Brendan Campbell still remembers the first time he saw a teenage driver die on the operating table. It was a spring night in 1996, and a 16-year-old had crashed his pickup truck into a tree. Doctors rushed the boy into the emergency room about midnight, but there was little they could do. [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Child Deaths Stand Out
Killings in Baltimore City found more likely than in Maryland and the U.S. as a whole. [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Mock CPR "Codes" Expose Weaknesses In Hospital Emergency Response For Children
Routine drills key to strengthening life-saving “first responder instincts” [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Allstate and Injury Free Join Forces to Build Playgrounds in New Orleans
Families hurt by Katrina are getting help from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids® and the Allstate Foundation. [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
Injury Free Founder Receives Award from NY Hospital Association and Academy of Medicine
Barbara Barlow, MD is scheduled to receive the Fifth Annual Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health. [more]

November 2007
Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention and Control Center Receives The 2007 Health Impact Award from CDC
Hopkins center Receives Injury Prevention Award [more]

October 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Childhood TV Viewing a Risk for Behavior Problems
Daily television viewing for two or more hours in early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills in young children. [more]

September 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Continue to Receive Grant Award $152,200
SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 - INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS OF ATLANTA CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE GOVERNORS OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY [more]

September 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Joins National Consortium
Johns Hopkins receives $100 million spread over 5 years. [more]

September 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Lead in Children's Toys
Over the past decade, millions of pieces of children's jewelry, toys, furniture, clothing and child-related items have been recalled by the CPSC. [more]

September 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Community Fire and Burn Prevention
IFCK Baltimore has designed a fire prevention curriculum to train community residents. [more]

September 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Suicide Rates of U.S. Youths Rose 8% in 2004
Suicide rates for teens and young adultts jumped 8 percent in 2004 as doctors prescribed few antidepressants. [more]

August 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Children's Center Is Ranked Number 3 in the Nation for Pediatric Hospitals.
Children's Center is number 3 in new U.S. News & World report pediatric hospital rankings. [more]

August 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Modern Roller Coasters May Carry Heart Risks
FaSTER RIDES EXERT STRESS ON PEOPLE AND CAN CAUSE PROBLEMATIC CHANGES IN CARDIAC RHYTHMS. [more]

August 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Community Hero Award
Community Hero Award to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). [more]

July 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Baltimore Inner-City Homes Unsafe for Young Children, Hopkins Study Finds
Infants and young children living in Baltimore's inner-city are at risk for serious injuries. [more]

July 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins is Number One Again
The Johns Hopkins Hospital tops U.S. News & World Report 'Honor Roll"" 17TH Year in a row. [more]

July 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Sun Safety for kids
The amount of UV radiation that kids soak up may determine their risk of skin cancer as adults. [more]

June 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
The New Children's Center at Johns Hopkins
When the new children's hospital opens in the spring of 2011, it will be called the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center at johns Hopkins. [more]

May 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Strokes: Not Just for Old People
Childhood strokes liked to whiplash and other traumatic injuries. [more]

April 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Global Road Safety Week April 23-29, 2007
The United Nations has designated April 23rd to April 29thj as Global Safety Week. Millions of Advocates are Mobilizing Globally to Increase Teen Seat Belt Use Everywhere, Every Trip [more]

April 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Power Lawn Mower Injuries Crop up with Change of Season
Lawn mower injuries are a seasonal threat to children and are the leading cause of amputations in adolescents. [more]

April 2007
Johns Hopkins Receives Top Rankings
Hopkins Ranked in the Top Tier of Medical Schools by U.S. News & World Report [more]

March 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
New Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Receives $1 Million for new building
The Constellation Energy Group has donated $1 million toward the creation of a new pediatric burn center at the new children's center that is under construction. [more]

March 2007
2007 Allstate Little Hands Playground Builds
Allstate and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids are working together to build 5 playground sites in 2007. Click more to view details. [more]

March 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
CARES Safety Center
The CARES Safety Center to Receive National Injury Prevention Award [more]

January 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Five Million Gift to Johns Hopkins Children's Center
$5 Million gift will name Johns Hopkins Child Health Building for Trustee Rubenstein. [more]

January 2007 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami
Refuerzan campaña para educar a los choferes en la seguridad de los niños
El Nuevo Herald by Alejandra Chaparro [more]

October 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Hopkins Named Regional Burn Center for Children
(WJZ) Baltimore, MD The Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been named Baltimore's regional pediatric burn center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Under the new designation, the Children's Center will care for all burn victims under the age of 15 in the State of Maryland and surrounding communities, while the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will remain the state-designated burn center for adults. [more]

October 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free of Atlanta - Hot Tips
TIPS TO GETTING A CAR SEAT FOR A CHILD [more]

October 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free of Atlanta - Policies and Procedure 2006-2007
INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS OF ATLANTA CAR SEAT DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURE [more]

August 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
Pomerantz appointed to Ohio EMS Board
Wendy Pomerantz, MD, associate professor, Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has been appointed by Governor Bob Taft to the Ohio Emergency Medical Services Board. She is the only pediatric representative on the board. [more]

July 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS – ATLANTA NUMBERS INCREASE
Injury Prevention topics and provides valuable resources to expecting moms; Cuidad Los Nino’s: Keeping the Children Safe Occupant Safety Program concentrates its efforts more specifically on Child Passenger Safety. Donna Childress - Program Assistant reports that “Although other injury prevention information is disseminated to parents and caregiver’s who attend we are really focusing on delivering child passenger safety education because of the 95% misuse rate in Georgia and try to limit information provided to this injury topic for these classes.” [more]

July 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Recognition
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Recognition for Serving Over 700 Local Seniors and Youth in Urban Safety and Survival Campaign in partnership with Atlanta Fire and Rescue [more]

June 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
IFCK CINCINNATI EXPANDS INTO NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WITH SAFE PLAYGROUND PROJECT
[more]

March 2006
2006 Allstate Little Hands Playground Builds
Allstate and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids are working together to build 5 playground sites in 2006. Click more to view details. [more]

March 2006
Smith receives Champion of Children Award
Gary Smith, MD, director, Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus Children's Hospital has received the 2006 Champion of Children Award. The award was sponsored by the Columbus Montessori Education Center and presented by Cardinal Health. [more]

February 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Grace Under Fire
The Johns Hopkins Energy Work Team and IFCK Baltimore Making a Difference. [more]

February 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Give your child a boost, for safety's sake
Brittany Blue, Injury Free-Seattle's Child Passenger Safety Coordinator, writes an important op-ed in conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week. [more]

December 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Injury Free - Seattle's Sarah Rafton Chosen to Develop New Center for Diversity
Injury Free staff Sarah Rafton, MSW, has been chosen to oversee development of the new Children's Hospital Center for Diversity. [more]

November 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Grant Award of $128,500
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Grant Award of $128,500 from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Get the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, & WHEN [more]

November 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION VISITS INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS OF ATLANTA !
On September 21, 2005 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees members visited the Grady Health System. The Grady Health System is home to two of its funded programs: the Urgent Matters Program, which focuses on emergency room improvement, administered by the acclaimed Dr. Leon Haley and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta, a local site of the national dissemination of a model injury prevention program for children & adolescents; a $15-million national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF) to reduce and prevent injuries to children. [more]

September 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Dr. Linda Quan Featured as One of Seattle's Top Doctors
Dr. Linda Quan, co-PI of Injury Free - Seattle, was profiled as one of Seattle's Top Doctors in the September 2005 issue of Seattle Magazine. The highly regarded regional magazine recognized Dr. Quan's important work in emergency medicine and drowning prevention. [more]

August 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
"Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Welcomes New Research Coordinator"
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta welcomes new Research Coordinator. [more]

June 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington participates in ASK Day 2005
Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays? UK health professionals urge parents to “ASK” [more]

June 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington
ASK Day 2005-Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays?UK health professionals urge parents to “ASK”
Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays? UK health professionals urge parents to “ASK” LEXINGTON, KY. (June 21, 2005) − Child safety experts at the University of Kentucky are urging all parents to participate in the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign to ask their neighbors if they have a gun in the home and if it is safely stored before sending their child over to play. National Ask Day 2005 is June 21. [more]

June 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Hospital Sees Increase in Children’s ATV Accidents
Dr. Mary Aitken, the director for Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Little Rock, discusses the dangers of ATVs with KARK New Channel 4. [more]

June 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Advises: ATV Accidents on the Rise
While riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be a fun recreational activity, they can also be a great danger to children when operated incorrectly. Healthcare professionals at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) caution parents to take the necessary precautions to keep their children safe and healthy. [more]

June 2005
2005 Allstate Little Hands Playground Builds
Allstate and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids are working together to build 6 playground sites in 2005. Click more to view details. [more]

June 2005
Teens produce seatbelt videos in state contest
You could call it "Minnesota Idol" -- but instead of voting for singers, Minnesotans are being asked to vote for lifesavers. [more]

May 2005
Helmet Saves Bicyclist in Minneapolis
Biker Learns Helmet Lesson [more]

May 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Strike Out Continues Pilot Studies
Strike Out Child Passenger Injury is getting ready for continuation of pilot studies. [more]

May 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Academy works to ban sale of ATVs to kids
Mary Aitken, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, testified March 22 on behalf of the Academy before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) seeking national safety standards for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The standards would include banning the sale of adult-size ATVs for use by children younger than 16 years of age. [more]

April 2005
Pier Park Safety Day
The Portland Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Oregon Health & Science University will join the Pier Park Playground Safety Group and other North Portland neighborhood organizations in celebrating National Playground Safety Week during a free community event. Activities include arts and crafts for children, games, food, and playground safety presentations. [more]

April 2005
Five Year Old Run Over by School Bus
School bus driver offers condolences to kindergartner's family. A fund has been set up for Kong's family. Donations can be dropped off at any Western Bank. Also, checks to the Kong Meng Vang Family Relief Fund can be sent to Western Bank, P.O. Box 64689, St. Paul, MN 55164. [more]

April 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Kids, big 4-wheelers: asking for injury
A couple of Saturdays ago, 12-year-old Chad House, who’s just under 5 feet tall, climbed on top of his grandfather’s 400 Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicle, started off down a gravel road and drove right into Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s statistics on ATV injuries among children. [more]

March 2005
Consumer Product Agency Holds Hearing About National ATV Safety Standard
Dr. Mary Aiken of the Injury Fee Coalition for Kids of Arkansas is working to make sure that ATV safety efforts receive national support... [more]

March 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
County Selected for ATV safety campaign
JASPER- Newton County leads the state in the number of reports of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents resulting in injuries, many of them involving children. So, a group of investigating physicians from Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS wants to conduct a study to see if a community-based education campaign will result in a decline in the accident rate. [more]

March 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
Kids' ATV Injuries Rising
TUESDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Serious accidents involving children riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a growing problem, with a new study finding hospitalization for such injuries jumping nearly 80 percent between 1997 and 2000 [more]

February 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington
Governor Fletcher proclaims February-19, 2005 Child Passenger Safety Week in Kentucky
Injury Free Coalition for Kids participates in Child Passenger Safety week events. [more]

February 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington
Children’s Day in Frankfort, KY
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January 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Local Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Leaders Attend National Conference
Local Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) of Atlanta leaders attended the Annual National Conference held each year by the National Program Office of IFCK. This year the event was held again in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Pier 66 from Dec 3-5. A well planned event as usual created opportunities to network, learn, and become recharged in our efforts to reduce injury. This year’s participants attending representing the Atlanta site were Barbara Pettit, MD - Principal Investigator, Ana Everett, MPA – Injury Free Coalition for Kids-Atlanta @ Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital Program Director and Coalition Partner - Amanda Cadore, representing Safety Street Georgia our Pedestrian Safety Partner. [more]

October 2004
IFCK Philadelphia participates in the initiatives for Community Nursing Advocacy
IFCK Philadelphia has recently partnered with the Community Nursing Advocacy Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance the education of nurses in the clinical setting by incorporating their skills with the outreach work of our site, in addition to encouraging the nurses to effectively advocate for not only an individual child and family, but as well as all children in the community. [more]

September 2004
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Resident Advocacy Tours becoming popular among area hospitals
RESIDENCY ADVOCACY TOURS: Exploring West Philadelphia’s community treasures, resources, and historical experiences. For the past 18 months, Delores Capers, Assistant Project Coordinator, has been conducting tours throughout West and Southwest Philadelphia to CHOP residency physicians and most recently for nurses in the Nursing Advocacy Fellowship Program. [more]

September 2004
IFCK Philadelphia's Poster Postings
Keep updated with all of Injury Free Philadelphia's presentation and conference posters. View our posters for ideas, education, and information, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. [more]

July 2004
Injury Free Philadelphia's Delores Capers featured in "The Neighborhood Leader"
Recently, IFCK Philadelphia's Delores Capers was featured with many prominent members of our West Philadelphia community during a celebration event designed to draw positive attention to restaurants that encourage healthy eating along parts of the commercial corridor located along 52nd Street. [more]

July 2004 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Peoria
Doctor: ATV accidents can seriously injure a child
Oak Park youth suffers kidney, rib and spleen damage in recent crash. [more]

June 2004
2004 Allstate Little Hands Playground Builds
Allstate and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids are working together to build 5 playground sites in 2004. Click more to view details. [more]

June 2004
Photos from the Mitchell Playground Build - April 30-May 2 2004
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April 2004 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Atlanta @ Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital 2004 Retreat
Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Atlanta @ Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital 2004/2005 Strategic Planning Retreat held March 26, 2004. [more]

March 2004 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Peoria
Children's Hospital of Illinois Receives Three-Year Grant Toward Preventing Childhood Injuries
Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Receives Three-Year $161,000 Grant Toward Preventing Childhood Injuries [more]

January 2004 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester
Group Aims to Cut Child Injuries
Every spring, local doctors Anne Brayer and Lynn Babcock Cimpello treat one or two toddlers who have plummeted from an open window after the winter storm windows have been removed but before the summer screens have gone up. [more]

October 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office
National Library of Medicine Recognizes Dr. Barbara Barlow
The National Library of Medicine recognizes Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Director Barbara Barlow as a moving force helping to change the face of medicine. [more]

September 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Schuck’s Auto Supply to Donate Car Seats at Mariners Game
SEATTLE, WA – Schuck’s Auto Supply, one of the largest auto parts retailers in the Western U.S., will present a $6160 check on Wednesday night, Sept 10 to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle. Both organizations will use the money to purchase car seats and booster seats for needy families in the Seattle area. The check presentation ceremony will take place at home plate during the Mariners game. [more]

September 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Emory Pediatrician Advises Parents on Safety Tips As Children Prepare To Head Back To School
As a pediatrician and medical director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta, Terri McFadden, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, has treated her share of childhood injuries. Yet many of them, she says, can often be avoided if parents become more aware of what can be done to prevent injuries from occurring. Now as many children prepare to head back to school, Dr. McFadden offers several tips on how parents can keep their children safe and injury-free. [more]

August 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition For Kids-Atlanta @ HSCH and The Frank Ski Kids Foundation Partner
The annual Summer Safety Camp sponsored by the Injury Free Coalition For Kids-Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital was a great success this year. This year we partnered with the Frank Ski Kids Foundation to provide Metropolitan Atlanta area children with important health and safety information. The Summer Safety Camp was featured during a live broadcast of the Frank Ski Morning Show on WVEE, V103-FM, from Greenbriar Mall's - Magic Johnson Movie Theatre Tuesday morning, June 10. The camp offered fun and informative activities on topics ranging from bicycle, fire and home safety, violence prevention, pedestrian safety, and occupant safety. [more]

July 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
Injury Free - Seattle visits Odessa Brown Children's Clinic Health Fair
On June 21st Odessa Brown Children's Clinic hosted a community health fair. I was there as part of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle, with information about child passenger safety and water safety. [more]

April 2003
IFCK Philadelphia Newsletter Archive

April 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coaltion for Kids Atlanta Partners with Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
Injury Free Coalition for Kids partners with Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and creates a Summer Youth Injury Prevention Health Educator Team. We recieved and award of over $15,000.00 to cover the placement cost of these young people for a 6 week period. Now that is empowerment. [more]

April 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Atlanta Does Interview for Tu Vida TV: Educating Hispanic Families
Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Atlanta Does Interview for Tu Vida TV: Educating Hispanic Families on the coalition services and programs. [more]

March 2003
Local study makes national media worthy presentation at the Pediatric Academic Society conference
The Helmets for High Risk Riders program has been a signature helmet safety activity of IFCK Philadelphia since 2000. Through this program, children who come to the Hospital emergency department as a result of an injury while cycling, skate boarding, or scootering receive a personally fitted helmet as well as developmentally appropriate education on safe riding and playing strategies. In the summer of 2002, David Holtzman added a survey to the program to collect information on the attitudes children and their parents have about helmet use, and nonuse. [more]

February 2003
Caring for Kids: A New Intervention to Improve Basic Medical Care for West Philadelphia's Children
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) of Philadelphia is embarking on a new community intervention with Drs. Evaline Alessandrini, Fran Nadel, Elizabeth Alpern, and Sarah Moerschel of Children's Hospital Emergency Department to improve basic medical care for West Philadelphia's children by educating their parents about common childhood illnesses and injuries and the appropriate course of action. The intervention, Caring for Kids: Illnesses and Injuries, is being developed as a result of research by Dr. Alessandrini indicating that West Philadelphia mothers often use emergency departments (EDs) for non-urgent illnesses and injuries that might better be treated in a primary care setting or home. [more]

February 2003
Camera Club Photo Exhibit A Success!
On the night of February 5 the Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) of Philadelphia displayed the photographs of participants in Camera Club this past fall during the Bartram Beacon Open House. The Photo Exhibit was a success with a large turnout for the Open House and many praises from kids, parents, and community officials for the kids' photos. Be sure to check out the Camera Club page under the Programs section of IFCK Philly's site. Camera Club is gearing up to begin again with another group of kids and some of last fall's "graduates" helping us out also. Keep checking in to our web site for updated Camera Club news and photos. [more]

November 2002
Tie One On for Safety
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November 2002 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Awarded Grant To Fund Child Injury Prevention Programs In Baltimore
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center has received a four-year, $213,380 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to establish a nationally recognized pediatric injury prevention program in Baltimore. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) of Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University is a hospital-led, community-oriented program that offers parents and neighbors training and guidance to make communities safer for children and teenagers. Based at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Injury Free Baltimore is a partnership between the Children's Center's Pediatric Trauma Service and Children's Safety Center, the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and East Baltimore community groups, with support from the City of Baltimore. [more]

October 2002
Studying Home Safety through an Emergency Department randomized clinical trial
In collaboration with the Division of Emergency Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, IFCK Philadelphia conducted a randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of an emergency department based home safety intervention on knowledge and practices related to home safety. [more]

October 2002
Camera Club begins again in Philadelphia!
Modeled after the Shoot with Cameras not Guns program of IFCK Los Angeles, IFCK Philadelphia has developed a Camera Club that is going to be working with 3rd and 4th graders at the Bartram Beacon After School Program in West Philadelphia. [more]

October 2002
New research on the use of helmets and protective equipment
Over the past three and a half years, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Philadelphia has distributed safety helmets to children of West Philadelphia through two avenues. Children brought to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a bicycle-related injury (or other wheeled-vehicle-related injury such as rollerblades- or scooter-related) are identified, educated on the effectiveness of helmets and safe riding behaviors, and provided with a fitted helmet. Recently, this program, called Helmets for High Risk Riders, has expanded to provide an even more effective system of identifying and intervening with eligible children by involving nurses as educators and helmet providers. Since 2000, over 400 children injured while riding a bicycle, scooter, or rollerblades have received a helmet before going home through Helmets for High Risk Riders. [more]

October 2002 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
New Coalition Focuses on Reducing Injuries to Seattle’s Kids
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle is a new hospital-community partnership focused on reducing childhood injury in neighborhoods throughout the city. Based at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, the Coalition is a partnership between Harborview Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and Public Health-Seattle & King County, and the community. [more]

August 2002 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
IFCK-Atlanta & Allstate Foundation Partner for Little Hand Playground Iniative
Saturday, August 24, 2002 was a great day for the Injury Free Coalition For Kids-Atlanta site. On this sweltering day in August, 400 children were afforded the opportunity to have a safe, local playground that is critical to their social and physical development. The playground was built in the University Homes Community, a public housing facility that houses more than 400 children. The area around University Homes is virtually land locked; it is surrounded on all sides by the colleges that form the Atlanta University Center. There were no parks, playgrounds, or recreational areas within walking distance of this community. The lack of recreational areas, the socioeconomic status of the residents, and the high number of children created an environment in which children and parents had limited recreational and play options. The children and parents, were therefore, forced to create their own play space which was usually located in the streets surrounding the community which were frequented by heavy commuter traffic. Due to the demographics and the rate of death from injury among children ages 1-15, the University Homes Community demonstrated a dire need for a safe, contained play space for its residents. [more]

June 2002 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami
FROM OUTRAGE TO ACTION
Source: Gail Epstein Nieves In 1999, Dr. Judy Schaechter - a University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital pediatrician - helped found Not One More, a coalition of leaders in social service, religion, health care, media and education circles dedicated to preventing youth deaths by gunfire.Schaechter, 36, was outraged by the number of young people whose lives were cut short or changed forever - forced to breathe with respirators, hooked up to catheters, unable to move - because of gun violence. Her patients included... [more]

January 2002 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids - Atlanta awarded two AmeriCorps VISTA's
Injury Free - Atlanta has been awarded two AmeriCorps VISTA to expand organization's capacity to solve community problems related to Injury Prevention of Children/Youth and Outreach to the Hispanic Community. [more]

December 2001 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Health Care Providers & Foundation team up to Fight 4th Leading Cause of Childhood Death in Georgia
A number of Atlanta families now have the tools and knowledge of how to make sure their children do not fall victim to the number one killer and cause of hospitalization for young people. During a special baby shower sponsored by the Allstate Foundation, the Injury Free Coalition for Kidssm, and the hospital, representatives from 60 families gathered at Hughes Spalding Hospital of Grady Health System to learn about home safety and how to make sure their children are properly transported in motor vehicles. [more]

December 2001 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
"Baby Shower" kicks-off "Safe at Home and on the Road with Allstate" National Campaign
Atlanta, GA - The Injury Free Coalition for Kids and The Allstate Foundation join Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital today to launch a nationwide effort to educate families about ways they can reduce childhood injuries, the leading cause of death and hospitalization for children. "The Safe At Home And On The Road with Allstate" national campaign kicks-off at 10am with a "Baby Safety Shower" at Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital. Expectant mothers and caregivers were invited to attend and will receive "Safe at Home and on the Road with Allstate" kits, a child safety seat and instructions on how to make their homes and vehicles safe for children. [more]

April 2001
Children's Hospitals Association Receives $500,000 Grant to Reduce Preventable Injuries to Children
To help reduce preventable injuries to children, the leading cause of childhood morbidity, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded a 15-month $534,000 grant to the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). The grant will be used to work with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids to expand their successful hospital-based injury prevention program to children's hospitals across the country. [more]

January 1900
Injury Free Coaltion for Kids of Atlanta Continues to Receive Grant from the Governors Office of Hig
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January 1900 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Join the 2005 Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta of the Grady Health System is a proud national partner of the 2005 Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign. “With more than 8.4 million uninsured children in the United States, this effort to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and inform parents about these available health care coverage programs and is more urgent than ever before,” said Ana Everett, MPA Injury Free Coalition for Kids Program Coordinator. [more]

January 1900
Injury
Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Ft. Lupton, in partnership with The Children’s Hospital and the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute is pleased to be a recipient of the Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) grant through Platte Valley Medical Center. Money from CHIP is distributed by the CHIP Committee in the form of grants to support community organizations involved in health-related projects or programs. [more]

January 1900 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS – ATLANTA NUMBERS INCREASE
INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS – ATLANTA NUMBERS INCREASE FOR CUIDAD LOS NINO’S: KEEPING THE CHILDREN SAFE OCCUPANT SAFETY PROGRAM [more]

January 1900 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington
GaineswayPlayground
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