Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Injury Free Coalition for Kids program

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.Injury is the leading cause of childhood morbidity, hospital admissions, and mortality in the United States. Most of these injuries are preventable. Since 1988, the Foundation has sponsored a pilot injury reduction program through Harlem Hospital which has, at various loci, led to reductions in childhood injuries, violent injuries, pediatric burns, and trauma-related admissions. This grant provides funds to establish a national program office and extend the dissemination of this successful program to at least 40 additional hospitals. While the majority of hospitals funded will be starting their injury prevention programs from the ground up, other hospitals have well-established pediatric injury free programs, and will serve as mentor institutions to their smaller referred hospitals. Project deliverables will include: documented decrease in unintentional injury to children at funded sites; institutionalization of injury prevention program in 40 hospitals nationwide; and development of a long-term partnership with the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and other organizations to increase the acceptance of the need for targeted pediatric injury prevention initiatives.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,456,084.00

Awarded on: 12/8/2006

Time frame: 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008

Grant Number: 59675


Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

722 West 168th Street
New York, 10032-3702


Barbara A. Barlow
Project Director