Injury Prevention Program Overview

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It’s a sad fact that injury is the number one cause of death and disability among children in the United States.

Fortunately, most childhood injuries are preventable. At Boston Children's Hospital, our Trauma Center's Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to dramatically decreasing the number of preventable injuries through research and public education.

We work in the local community, educating clinicians and families and distributing safety materials. Boston Children's administers and supports many community initiatives designed to prevent childhood injury. We’re also conducting research to better understand how to prevent injury.

What we do

The Injury Prevention Program works with the Trauma Center to treat and prevent the most common and complex childhood injuries. Our network of pediatric specialists includes some of the world's most experienced pediatric physicians, clinicians and technicians with expertise in the conditions and treatments below.

Fitting stations

The Boston Children's Hospital main campus holds a community fitting station on Wednesdays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Appointments are also available at the Peabody campus on Fridays (April-November) from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Please call 617-355-7332 to schedule an appointment at either location.

Here is a list of fitting stations in Massachusetts that may also be able to assist you with your installation. 

Safety Store 

Located in the Main Lobby of Boston Children's Hospital, next to Au Bon Pain, is the Safety Store. We provide at-cost home safety products, helmets, and a variety of safety tip sheets and brochures. For more information please contact us at 617-355-7332 or check out our Safety Store Catalog.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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