Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people through 44 years of age.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the country's leading injury and violence prevention organizations will join forces for the 2nd annual "National Injury Prevention Day," a day designed to raise awareness about the burden of injury, violence and a need for change. Joining doctors, nurses, and community outreach personnel at Trauma Centers across the country will be Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Everytown for Gun Safety, The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Trauma Center Association of America and JPMA Cares.
Click on a partner below to view information about that partner and a list of programs and events at partner sites.
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids will host a live one hour twitter chat on November 18th at 1:00 pm EST with Injury Free sites and their institutions to help inform people about the urgent need to prevent injuries and how everyone can play a role. To join the conversation use the hashtag #BeInjuryFree.
November 18th at 1 pm EST — #BeInjuryFree
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Click on a category below to view programming across all of our partner sites.
We thank the following companies and organizations that have worked with our national parters to provide safety equipment and funding for National Injury Prevention Day events around the country.
View our slideshow of places "Shining a Green Light" during the first National Injury Prevention Day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.
E. Lenita Johnson, Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids