latest news & announcements

New Learning Management System

ThinkFirst Learning Management (LMS) is a new resource for ThinkFirst Chapters to find all program resources, connect with other chapters, and train for new programs. 

Programs and Training: ThinkFirst programs can now be found in one place. At the click of a button, you have access to PowerPoints, videos, handouts, and supplemental information needed to teach. COMING SOON - A new feature is VIP training and Chapter training resources. With pre-approved access, training materials and pre-recorded sessions will be made available.

March is ThinkFirst Awareness Month

March 2021 is the First Annual ThinkFirst Awareness Month. All ThinkFirst Chapters are encouraged to complete some type of Injury Prevention event throughout the month of March to promote ThinkFirst Awareness. Please track the number of participants, presentations, etc., and take a photo. Email details with photo to jill.braselton@nm.org

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2021 ThinkFirst Virtual Conference

We are so pleased to celebrate ThinkFirst’s 35th anniversary by bringing together our friends and network for this innovative virtual conference experience!

2020 ThinkFirst Award Recipients 

 

The ThinkFirst National Foundation Awards honor remarkable individuals and chapters demonstrating excellence.

The awards ceremony took place via Facebook April 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM CT 

Congratulations to the award winners: 

ThinkFirst Waives $1,500 New Chapter Application and Training Fees April - June 2020

Injury prevention education is key to reducing traumatic injuries. As we navigate this unprecedented global situation, ThinkFirst is waiving the $1,500 new chapter application and training fee and providing virtual training sessions free of charge for the next three months.  All injury prevention professionals interested in starting a ThinkFirst chapter to include ThinkFirst educational programs in upcoming injury prevention programming are eligible for this incentive.

 

International Chapter of the Year Award

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation presented their 2019 awards at this year’s ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, held at the Wyndham Bayside in San Diego. Through the annual awards program, ThinkFirst honors exceptional individuals and chapters demonstrating excellence by delivering outstanding prevention programs that support the three primary components of our mission: education, research and advocacy.

Chapter Highlights

Exciting news out of ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex.  Ronald “Bubba” Fletcher joined the team as a full-time member this past September. Bubba has been a ThinkFirst Voice for Injury Prevention (VIP) speaker and very committed to the mission of ThinkFirst for the past 10 years.  The Shreveport Times recently spoke with Bubba about his inspiring story. Congratulations Bubba, in this new and exciting role. We are lucky to have you!

Retirement Announcement from ThinkFirst

Debby Gerhardstein, former Executive Director of ThinkFirst Nation Injury Prevention Foundation, retires after 25 years with the organization.  She was originally a chapter director at Central DuPage Hospital – now Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage for 13 years from 1994 – 2007 and has been the Executive Director from 2007 – 2019. Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death children, teens and young adults as well as older adults and most injuries are preventable.

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