National Injury Prevention Day: November 18, 2021

HIPRC Shines a Green Light on National Injury Prevention Day

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people through 44 years of age.

Together with Injury Free Coalition for Kids,  HIPRC, Harborview Medical Center, and UW Medicine are taking part in the 2nd annual National Injury Prevention Day on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Hospitals and trauma centers across the U.S. will be bathed in green light to  “Shine a Light” on opportunities to prevent serious childhood injury. Harborview Medical Center’s Tower roof and 9th Ave entrance will be illuminated in green on November 18, 2021.

For 2021 HIPRC is partnering with UW School of Medicine’s Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) to share a digital toolkit on opioid overdose prevention. The toolkit includes videos, information and resources on opioid overdose prevention.

National Injury Prevention Day Topics

Digital Toolkit available here.

Digital Toolkit available here.

Anyone can participate in National Injury Prevention Day. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #BeInjuryFree or #HIPRCnipd. To join by shining a green light, tag @HIPRC and show us how you’ve gone green.

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