National Injury Prevention Day


On November 18th, 2021, you will see Palomar Health staff and providers who work within the Trauma Service, along with Trauma Center Nursing Units and Departments partners, wearing green ribbons. This is to recognize and support National Injury Prevention Day. The Palomar Medical Center-Escondido Trauma Program is passionate and dedicated to preventing trauma injuries.

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from one to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people through 44 years of age.

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the country's leading injury and violence prevention organizations will join forces for the 2nd annual "National Injury Prevention Day," a day designed to raise awareness about the burden of injury, violence and a need for change. Joining doctors, nurses and community outreach personnel at Trauma Centers across the country will be Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Everytown for Gun Safety, The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Trauma Center Association of America and JPMA Cares.

Thank you for your support, if you have questions or would like to participate in events that promote prevention of traumatic injury, please contact Trauma Services.

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