November 18 is National Injury Prevention Day
Hennepin Healthcare is committed to the treatment and prevention of childhood injuries
As a nationally verified Level I Trauma Center for Pediatrics, Hennepin Healthcare is committed to the treatment and prevention of childhood injuries. Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to US children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. Hennepin Healthcare is a member of the National Injury Free Coalition for Kids and will be joining forces with more than 40 other affiliated sites to celebrate National Injury Prevention Day on November 18. Join us for a variety of events and activities to raise awareness about the significance of preventable injuries and advocate for prevention.
Wear Green Day
Hennepin Healthcare is going green! Wear green on November 18 to raise awareness about preventable injuries. Email your photos to [email protected] for a chance to win an Injury Prevention Day t-shirt.
Share your Home Safety Plan for a chance to win a $25 Target gift card
November 18 – November 25
Use this home safety checklist and these home safety risk areas to come up with your own list of 3-5 steps you plan to take to make your home safer for children. Involve your kids and get them to help! Email [email protected] with your list and photos of your safety improvements between November 18 – November 25. Winners will be selected and notified by November 27.
Tweet Chat with Injury Free Coalition for Kids
12 pm | Twitter
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids will host a live one-hour twitter chat with us and other Injury Free sites and institutions. Join the conversation using #BeInjuryFree and help inform people about the urgent need to prevent injuries and how everyone can play a role. Download the Twitter Chat Participant 101 guidelines. Follow along @InjuryFreeKids.
Shine a Green Light on Minneapolis Landmarks
US Bank Stadium, 35W bridge, Capella Tower, Nicollet Mall and the Lowry Bridge and are helping us light the way toward childhood injury prevention. On Thursday, November 18, as the sun goes down, these Minneapolis landmarks will be lighting up in green to raise awareness about preventable injuries.
Injury Prevention Activities and Resources
- Learn about child safety poison tips at home from our MN Poison Control Center
- Download our campfire safety word find and watch this video from our Burn Center experts with important burn prevention information for the entire family.
- Review this home safety checklist with your family
- Check out the Injury Free Coalition for Kids for more injury-free safety topics
- Make a donation. Write Trauma Prevention in the designation line.
- Read patient stories about carbon monoxide poisoning, water skiing and ATV accidents on our Here for Life Blog.