The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country's fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs. We are comprised of hospital-based, community-oriented programs, whose efforts are anchored in research, education, and advocacy. Currently, the coalition includes 42 sites located in 40 cities, each housed in the trauma centers of their participating institutions.
All of the sites are independent, physician-led programs driven by the Coalition's mission: preventing injury to children. While research determines where the injuries take place and which ones most prevalent and severe, most of the injuries addressed occur in urban environments, and Coalition members work to empower the diverse populations who live there. They do so by helping people to make their communities safer and they do it in a manner that is respectful of various cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. Individual programs and interventions are as varied as the communities they serve. Hence, no two sites are the same.
Please click on "Injury Free Sites" in the menu at the top of the page to find details about our individual sites. You can also browse a variety of safety issues by clicking on "Safety."
Efforts of the sites are supported by the Coalition's national office, which is located in the injury prevention center of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The office, like our sites, has two main divisions: one for programming and one for research. Both areas are supported by administrative staff, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.