Injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children, teens and young adults. The most frequent causes of these injuries are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, sports and recreation.
What might surprise you is that most injuries are preventable! Simple actions, such as wearing a seat belt, reducing distractions while driving, wearing a helmet on a bicycle and taking other safety precautions can prevent many serious injuries from occurring.
The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation's award-winning, evidence-based programs help people learn to reduce their risk for injury. Visit our website often for injury prevention information or to locate a local ThinkFirst chapter for presentations and events. We also invite you to be an active partner in prevention as a volunteer, sponsor or contributor, partnering with us to play a significant role in helping kids learn to "Think First!
The 2018 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, “Prepare, Teach and Evaluate for Trauma Prevention”, will be held April 27-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana!
We hope you will join us in the Big Easy this spring!
The 2017 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, Promoting a Culture of Safety, was held April 22-23 in Los Angeles, California, with the pre-conference Chapter Training Day on Friday, April 21st. A ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls...Read more
When you support ThinkFirst, you're helping students learn to prevent traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries caused by traffic crashes, sports injuries, violence and falls.
ThinkFirst at Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, pictured...Read more