Amid the COVID 19 pandemic children are dealing with another crisis. Firearms, motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, drownings, fires, and a lack of safe equipment and tools are taking their lives. Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children 1-18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries—resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. The good news is that many of those injuries are preventable with the use of education, good safety practices, proper equipment, and the implementation of strong legislation.
For this reason, on November 18th, the Division of Pediatric Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention (CCISP) at the Mailman School of Public Health will join trauma centers across the nation to launch the country’s first National Injury Prevention Day. We are also inviting the community to participate in scheduled programming coordinated by New York City injury prevention experts
New York-Presbyterian - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center – Virtual Injury Prevention Day Classes on topics throughout the day for parents, grandparents, and children to tune in – Flyer attached and links to register for courses