Nichole Hodges, MPH, CHES
Program Coordinator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Columbus, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of ColumbusNichole Hodges serves as the Program Coordinator for the Columbus Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Nichole has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Theater Arts from East Carolina University and a Master of Public Health degree from The Ohio State University. In addition, she is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician as well as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
As IFCK Program Coordinator, Nichole's responsibilities include developing, implementing, and evaluating injury prevention programs in the central Columbus area. She works closely with Central Ohio Safe Kids, Columbus Area Pedestrian Safety Committee (CAPS), Safe Communities, Columbus Neighborhood Pride, The Ohio State University Trauma Center's Think First Program and other community organizations to improve the lives of local children.
A life-long interest in issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children led Nichole to a career in the field of childhood injury prevention. Her research interests include Participatory Action Research Methodology, including the use of Photovoice as a community needs assessment tool.