Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Dissemination of a Model Injury Prevention Program for Children and Adolescents

The Foundation's program, Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Dissemination of a Model Injury Prevention Program for Children and Adolescents, was designed to reduce and prevent injuries to children through a hospital-based, research-driven model, implemented in partnership with coalitions of community stakeholders.This grant supports a bicycle safety program that focuses on bicycle helmet distribution, education, and construction of bicycle paths; and a motor vehicle child passenger safety program that provides car seat and booster seat distribution education, and conduct fitting stations where car and booster seats will be inspected and new ones distributed when needed. The purpose of this project is to work with Columbus city officials and the Columbus Area Pedestrian Safety Committee to improve child pedestrian safety through sidewalk construction, increased enforcement of traffic laws, improvement of signage, and traffic calming measures especially near schools; and a playground safety program that will continue to help the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks provide after-school programs and renovation of playgrounds with an emphasis on providing adequate safety surfacing and upgrading of existing public playgrounds and green spaces in low-income neighborhoods.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $160,660.00

Awarded on: 10/14/2003

Time frame: 11/1/2003 - 4/30/2007

Grant Number: 49454

Grantee

Children's Hospital Inc.

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH, 43205-2696

614-722-2400

Gary A. Smith
Project Director

614-722-2400
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