latest news & announcements

2020 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention

The 2020 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, will be held at the Revere Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, April 24-26, 2020. The Revere is a beautiful hotel just steps from the Boston Common, and across the street from restaurants such as Legal Seafood and Maggiano's. Please make reservations through our room block link below (coming soon).

2019 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention

The 2019 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention was held at the Wyndham Bayside, San Diego, April 13-14. The theme for this year’s conference was Charting the Course to Zero.  A pre-conference training day was held April 12th, followed by a Community Helmet Event, fitting 100 people with free bicycle helmets in Waterfront Park. The Anchors Away! Reception was held Saturday evening on the Maritime Museum's Berkeley Ferryboat, and the ThinkFirst Awards Luncheon was held Sunday, April 14th.

GM / IDOT Grants


The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation (ThinkFirst Foundation) was recently awarded two grants for projects pertaining to traffic safety education for reducing traffic-related injuries and fatalities. 

2017 ThinkFirst Conference

Downtown LA

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 presentation was held as a community event Monday, April 24th, providing a great opportunity to educate the public on preventing falls.

Thank you to Bernadette Abou-Harb, our 2017 conference chair and the entire conference committee, our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, auxiliary, interns and attendees for an excellent conference!

Giving Tuesday Kicks off Annual Appeal

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, is one of 190 dedicated chapters world-wide giving dynamic injury prevention presentations to students of all ages.

But we need your help! Your donation helps the ThinkFirst Foundation:

ThinkFirst Summer Drive

Summer Drive Newsletter

Thank you to all who took part in our 2016 Summer Drive by following our weekly newsletters and contributing with a donation. You helped move our “little red car” to $7,050.00, which will be used to keep our injury prevention programs current and active in communities across the US and internationally! Summer Drive Newsletters.