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 efforts to conduct focus groups to identify community needs and preferences for safety information in the socioeconomically depressed neighborhood of Broadway-East Monument in East Baltimore. Parent Safety Leadership Groups (PSLG) are planned which have the goal of empowering parents and other members of this minority neighborhood through a skill-building curriculum. Parents and caregivers of children and adolescents will receive instruction on how to use injury data from their community and on injury prevention strategies, communication skills, problem-solving skills, advocacy strategies, CPR and first aid. As part of their training, PSLG members will undertake a safety and/or advocacy project on an injury prevention problem they identify within their own local communities.
Amount Awarded $213,380.00
Awarded on: 10/30/2002
Time frame: 11/1/2002 - 12/31/2006
Grant Number: 47085