Injury is the #1 killer of children and teens in the United States. Millions more children suffer injuries requiring treatment in the emergency department. Leading causes of child injury include motor vehicle crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls. Fortunately, most injuries are predictive and preventable, and our goal is to keep children safe at home, in school, and in vehicles.
What does the Injury Prevention Program do?
The Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized program aimed toward reducing traumatic injuries among children, while promoting safe behaviors in the community.