Injury Prevention Center
Committed to Our Community's Safety
The mission of the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) is to reduce injuries in our region. The IPC develops and implements community-based injury prevention projects, conducts injury control research and educates health professionals, policy makers and the public about the burden of injury in Rhode Island.
The 4-Safety program is a partnership between Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Dunkin’ Donuts that raises awareness and educates families about ways they can reduce their risk of experiencing an injury and live healthier, safer lives.
Each year, Rhode Island experiences:
- Hundreds of injury-related deaths
- Thousands of injury-related hospitalizations
- Countless injuries leading to disability
Many of these injuries can be avoided by studying and developing programs aimed at preventing injuries from occurring. For this reason, emergency department physicians at Rhode Island Hospital created the Injury Prevention Center in 1998.
The Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been active in reducing and preventing injury for 20 years in our community.
What We Do
The Injury Prevention Center:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommend that all children under the age of 13 be restrained in a rear seating position of the vehicle. Infants and toddlers should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum weight or height allowed for the car seat, at a minimum until age 2. Children should use a booster seat until the adult seatbelt fits them correctly.
Our CORE program is supported by the following main partners: