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 as well as conducts injury control research. In addition, the IPC educates health professionals, policy makers and the public about the burden of injury in Rhode Island.

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.

What We Do

The Injury Prevention Center:

4-Safety Program

The 4-Safety program is a Hasbro Children’s Hospital progam that raises awareness and educates families about ways they can reduce their risk of experiencing an injury and live healthier, safer lives.

Seats 4 Safety

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.

Learn about Seats 4 Safety

The Injury Prevention Center

The Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been active in reducing and preventing injury for more than 20 years in our community.