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.

The center conducts research; develops and implements community-based programs; and educates professionals, policymakers and the public about the importance of injury prevention.

Safety Fact

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:

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Injury Prevention Center
55 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903
2nd Floor
55 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903