Committed to Our Community's Safety
The goal of the Injury Prevention Center is to reduce injuries in Rhode Island through community outreach, research and education.
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.
Under Rhode Island law, all children should be properly restrained in the rear of the vehicle if they are 8 or younger, less than 4 feet 9 inches, or less than 80 pounds. A booster seat is recommended for children 4 to 8 or who weigh at least 40 pounds and are up to 4 feet 9 inches tall.
Our CORE program is supported by the following main partners: