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 2015 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention was held May 1-4 in Washington, DC. Take a look at conference highlights below, including our 2015 Award Winners!