Stopping Preventable Injuries to Children Is Aim of National Conference and Study

Conference to train member hospitals in injury prevention

The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, in partnership with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, convened a conference, "Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free."

The conference was held April 19–20, 2002, in Dallas. Association members received training at the conference to promote implementation of the coalition's model child injury prevention program.

The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions is a not-for-profit organization of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers and related health systems.

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Key Results

  • Project staff conducted a needs assessment survey of the association's 168 member institutions in November and December 2001.
  • The conference drew 178 participants, including 36 four-member multidisciplinary teams from association hospitals.
  • Project staff produced three publications: A conference workbook, a conference proceedings and a CD-ROM.
  • And project staff provided technical assistance to member hospitals seeking to join the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.

Funding

RWJF supported this project with a grant of $533,190 from February 2001 to April 2003.

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