Innovations in injury prevention education

J Trauma. 2007 Sep;63(3 Suppl):S7-9. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31812f5ecd.


Innovations in Injury Prevention Education describes four programs presented at the Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Meeting in December 2006. The programs were developed by Injury Free sites in Providence, RI; Detroit, MI; Hartford, CT; and Peoria, IL. Each demonstrates how education continues to be an essential aspect of injury prevention interventions, either as a means of disseminating knowledge among children or as a way to assess baseline knowledge to develop more appropriate interventions. For each program, summaries of methods are provided, along with the results of basic statistical analyses. The need for continued research on education's role in injury prevention is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention*
  • Animals
  • Bites and Stings / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child Welfare*
  • Dogs
  • Health Education*
  • Humans
  • Safety*
  • School Health Services
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*