Hospital: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Hospital URL: http://www.archildrens.org/injury_prevention
Health System: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Health System URL: http://www.uams.edu
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock is a hospital-community alliance based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the state’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to children. IFCK of Little Rock is funded by Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Our community partners include grassroots community organizations, two schools in the Little Rock School District, the Little Rock Fire Department, Little Rock Parks and Recreation, law enforcement, the Benton Police Department, Saline County Health Department, and two neighborhood associations. There is also an internal coalition of other injury prevention programs that help plan and implement IFCK activities. These programs include:
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock’s primary goal is to reduce childhood injury in three population groups: 1)ACH patients and their families, 2) families of Little Rock who live, work, and use services in the Centennial Neighborhoods, an area immediately adjacent to the ACH campus, and 3) children in other geographic areas who share unique risks, such as rural and Spanish-speaking families. By working closely with representatives from the community, IFCK is able to develop interventions that are tailored specifically to the unique needs of the community residents. Our current injury prevention initiatives include:
Hope Mullins, MPH
Mapping address: 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202
IFCK of Little Rock offers general education on prevention of home injuries, featuring the Allstate Safe at Home bags.
Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Community Outreach Department
Scott Allen has been with Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1991, working initially in the Public Relations Department where he helped to expand the hospital's presence in communities and schools throughout Arkansas. With an emphasis on promoting health education for children and families, Scott worked to establish the Community Outreach Department and has served as it's director since 1997. The department now sees more than 50,000 children each year through events and presentations focusing on child safety, wellness and prevention. The Outreach Department programs include classroom presentations on health and safety, the Fire Safety House, the Child Passenger Safety program, a Speakers Bureau, and the Partners in Education Program. Scott oversees the IFCK hospital-based Injury Prevention Education component at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is a NHTSA certified Child Passenger Safety Technician as well as a member of the Arkansas SAFE KIDS Coalition.
Scott is available via phone and email to answer questions about initiating and developing community relationships.
800 Marhsall St. Slot 669
Little Rock, AR 72202
Scott Allen is available to answer your group's questions via telephone or e-mail.
Hope Mullins helps to facilitate community-based research and injury prevention activities for the Little Rock site. Hope holds a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is currently pursuing her MPH at Arkansas' College of Public Health. She is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and enjoys educating parents and caregivers about child passenger safety.
800 Marshall St. Slot 512-26
Little Rock, AR 72202
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