Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has a long-standing commitment to childhood injury prevention. In addition to being the lead organization for Safe Kids San Diego, Rady Children’s is also the lead agency for the San Diego site of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is comprised of pediatric hospitals with community-oriented programs. Each coalition is led by a primary investigator, typically a physician whose efforts are anchored in research, education and advocacy. Currently, the coalition includes 42 sites located in 40 cities; each is housed in the trauma centers of the participating institutions.
All of the sites are independent, physician-led programs driven by the Coalition’s mission: preventing injury to children. Rady Children’s contributes annually to the national Injury Free Coalition, sharing program materials and resources. We also participate in coalition-wide initiatives and research to collect quantitative and qualitative data on best practices in injury prevention programming.
Please visit the Injury Free Coalition for Kids website to learn more about the national organization.