Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Columbus
In November of 2003, Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus, Ohio (formerly Columbus Children's Hospital) became an Injury Free Coalition for Kids site. Housed within the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), Injury Free of Columbus builds upon existing programs of CIRP as well as the hospital's Trauma Program.
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Columbus works within our community to design and implement programs to reduce injuries among children of all ages. We partner with community organizations, schools, churches, businesses, daycares, local government, and other injury prevention groups to provide safety education and resources to families living the Columbus area. We strive to empower communities by making them aware of injuries occurring in their neighborhoods, and then working with them to create environmental changes and sustainable injury prevention programs. Injury Free of Columbus focuses its efforts on the four categories where the most frequent and severe childhood injuries are found in our area: motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, and playground injuries.
Nichole Hodges, MPH, CHES
Injury Free Coalition for Kids Program Coordinator
Center for Injury Research and Policy
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
(614) 355-2771 (phone)
(614) 722-2448 (fax)