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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 Wednesday, November 18. Join us for a variety of events and activities to raise awareness about the significance of preventable injuries and advocate for prevention.

Andrew Kiragu, MD and Julie Philbrook, RN on Healthy Matters with David Hilden, MD

Sunday, November 15
7 am – 8 am | WCCO-AM (Listen LIVE)
Tune in to hear critical care pediatrician Andrew Kiragu, MD, and trauma prevention coordinator Julie Philbrook, RN kicks off National Injury Prevention Day and learn about the most common preventable injuries in and around your home including falls, poisoning, and choking.

Wear Green Day

Wednesday, November 18
Hennepin Healthcare is going green! Wear green on Wednesday, November 18 to raise awareness about preventable injuries. Email photos of your group wearing green to [email protected].

Share your Home Safety Plan for a chance to win a $25 Target gift card

Wednesday, November 18 – Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, November 18 – Wednesday, November 25. Winners will be selected and notified by Friday, November 27.

Tweet Chat with Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Wednesday, November 18
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.

Shine a Green Light on Minneapolis Landmarks

Wednesday, November 18
Nicollet Mall and the Lowry Bridge and are helping us light the way toward childhood injury prevention. On Wednesday, 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

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