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Many (perhaps most) serious childhood injuries could be prevented with the correct precautions. As Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is committed to reducing preventable injuries in children. We provide outreach and education activities for children and families, and we work with communities to increase public awareness and advocate for safety.
The Injury Prevention Program at Riley at IU Health is part of the trauma services department. Our team works with the community to assess needs and create targeted programs to reduce all preventable injuries and deaths among Indiana’s children.
Services and classes include:
Our Injury Prevention Program has been keeping kids safer since 2003. We work alongside community organizations that also are committed to child safety. Together we assess needs, design programs and advocate for a safer, healthier environment for children in our communities.
Below is just some of the work that the Injury Prevention Program at Riley at IU Health has carried, and continues to carry out, through partnership with community organizations.
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The Injury Prevention Program at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
The Injury Prevention Program is offered by the Trauma Department at Riley at IU Health. As Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, we are committed to keeping children as safe as possible through advocacy, increasing public awareness and helping families reduce risk.
Our Injury Prevention Program starts with a database of information gathered from emergency room injuries and trauma cases. This data registry tracks the types and causes of injuries and where they occurred. The program professionals use this insight to develop education and awareness programs.
Riley at IU Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide excellent training opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows. We offer a three-year Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship that provides extensive training in recognizing, treating and preventing child abuse.