Injury Free Kids: The Childhood Obesity Chapter

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids

With a network of sites and support infrastructure already in place, Injury Free provided an efficient mechanism for developing and testing promising innovations in obesity prevention, the team believed. Effective models might—at some later point—be disseminated to other Injury Free sites.

While recognizing the potential for this new work to distract the local coalitions from their primary purpose—trauma prevention—the team noted that Injury Free Kids Program Director Barbara Barlow enthusiastically backed the expanded focus.