Published on November 16, 2021

National Injury Prevention Day

PELLA, Iowa—November 18 is National Injury Prevention day. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. National Injury Prevention Day, organized by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids®, was established to help raise awareness about the significance of injury and advocate for prevention. Many injuries are preventable with the use of education, safety practices and equipment, and the implementation of strong legislation. Pella Regional Health Center is partnering with Injury Free Coalition to help raise awareness about childhood injury prevention.

The Injury Free Coalition has several safety checklists and resources available on their website, www.injuryfree.org/safety.cfm. These resources and tools, if followed, will help reduce the risk of injuries. Topics include:

  • ATV Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Playground Safety
  • Safe Teen Driving
  • Water Safety
  • Daycare Safety
  • Firearm Injury Prevention Safety
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Poison Prevention
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Wheeled Sports Safety

“As an emergency department director, I see firsthand how important it is for us to raise awareness on injury prevention,” said Tracey Hall, Emergency Services Director at Pella Regional. “Most childhood injuries can be prevented and it is important for parents, caregivers, and the community to educate themselves on the best ways to prevent injuries from happening.”

For more information and to find injury prevention resources, go to www.injuryfree.org.