Injuries and violence are the leading cause of death and disabilities for people from age one to 44 years old. On November 18th, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the country’s leading injury and violence prevention organizations will join forces to push for change. Their efforts will mark the country’s 3rd “National Injury Prevention Day,” a day to raise awareness to empower communities to make a difference. Joining doctors, nurses, and community outreach personnel at trauma centers across the country will be Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Be SMART — a division of Everytown for Gun Safety, The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Trauma Center Association of America and JPMA Cares.
Find a list of community events celebrating National Injury Prevention Day near you.
JPMA Cares will again coordinate product donations to trauma centers across the country, providing essential safety items such as car seats, play yards, wearable blankets, home safety kits, and more. Contact Meredith Birkhead at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.