Violence and Injury Prevention Program

March Into Safety: It Starts With You!

A Child Passenger and Highway Safety Priorities Conference

When: March 29, 2016, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT

Fee: $25
CEU’s & Post Credits available

A key feature of this conference will be the opportunity to interact with manufacturers and get hands on experience with car seats you may not get to see every day!
Topics Include: Automotive Technology; Tire Safety on the Road: Consumer Reports; A Parent’s Perspective on Safety Panel; MVC Simulations and the ABC’s of Care; SKYPE Session with Car Seat Manufacturers; Child Passenger Safety in Ambulances; Recertification & Safety Champion Awards

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Safety Champion Award Nomination  

MissionTrauma Service

The Violence & Injury Prevention Program is an initiative of the Trauma Surgery Department at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Through Education, Research, Advocacy and SErvice, our mission is to E.R.A.S.E. violence and injury. Each of our programs strives to include these components.



To improve the health and overall well-being of the people in our shared community by developing and implementing sustainable, innovative prevention and research initiatives that reduce the occurrence and consequence of violence and injury, ensure safer communities, and highlight the excellent prevention services at Saint Francis. 



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    A program that educates staff, patients, and families about decreasing injuries and fatalities by correctly using car seats, booster seats, and safety belts.
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  • Let’s Not Meet By Accident
    A program used to encourage teens to make “healthy choices in risky situations.”
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  • Elder Fall Prevention and SafetyElder Fall Prevention and Safety
    According to the CDC, one out of every three adults 65 or older falls each year. Learn More...  
Check from BJs

The BJ’s Charitable Foundation supports the Kids In Safety Seats & Bike Helmet Education & Distribution Program of the SFHMC Violence and Injury Prevention Program.