Injury Free Portland is a collaboration between OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital. Both hospitals are committed to making the children in our community healthier and injury free.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Nestled in the hillside of Portland's West Hills, OHSU Doernbecher was specially designed to incorporate nature throughout the building. This helps to relax our pediatric patients and inspire a spirit of calm and healing. Inside the children's hospital, the pediatric specialists of OHSU Doernbecher are dedicated to the healing and well-being of children and work with families to meet their child's individual pediatric healthcare needs.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital has over 1,000 pediatric doctors, child specialists, nurses and staff who are specially trained to work with kids and are focused on all aspects of medical care for children, not just serious injury or illness.

The OHSU Doernbecher Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing preventable injuries in children throughout the Pacific Northwest through the outreach provided by the OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Resource Center and the Braner Safety Resource Center providing:

  • Public and professional education and training
  • Virtual and in-person services supporting safe sleep, safe homes, safe travel and safe play
  • Safety education and classes for caregivers, providers, schools and partner agencies
  • Community outreach to increase local access to safety-related education, resources, services and support
    • Encouraging health care providers, families and community leaders to get involved in finding ways to reduce injury
    • Supporting safety-related advocacy in the Pacific Northwest

A key part of our mission is partnering with other local, state and federal agencies to promote injury prevention education. As a part of this mission, it operates the Tom Sargent Safety Resource Center (TSSC) at OHSU Doernbecher and the Braner Family Safety Resource Center at Hillsboro Medical Center to provide access to affordable home safety supplies, sport helmets, medication and firearm lock boxes, and sleep sacks to all families.

Programs Include:

  • Child Passenger Safety Program
  • Kohl's Sleeping Safely Project
  • Infant Safety Program available to all families who deliver babies at OHSU and Hillsboro Medical Center
  • Medication and firearm lockbox distribution program in partnership with OHSU Doernbecher Department of Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Sport Helmet Distribution Program
  • ODOT Statewide Child Passenger Safety Oregon Coordination
  • Buckle Up for Life Partner

Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel offers an innovative approach to children’s health care. As the first hospital in Oregon and the first children's hospital in the Pacific Northwest to receive the Level 1 pediatric trauma center verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), families trust us to provide the region’s most advanced care. It’s a place where complex medical and surgical care is blended with a peaceful environment to create a world of healing and health.

Programs include:

  • Period of PURPLE Crying
  • CLICK for Babies
  • Randall Children's Hospital Safety Center
  • Baby Safe! Infant safety and CPR class
  • Child Passenger Safety Program
  • Safe Sleep for Infants
  • Trauma Nurses Talk Tough
  • STOP at 4" Campaign

More information on our programs can be found here.