Injuries from trauma - ranging from schoolyard falls to high-speed automobile collisions - are the leading cause of
death and disability in children. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital,
a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, cares for the most seriously injured children. Key to the work undertaken by
the Pediatric Trauma Program is an array of injury prevention outreach programs designed to educate children,
parents and community members. These efforts continually evolve to meet the changing trends of traumatic injuries
and the needs of our community's children.
Our work involves:
- Educating children and adults
- Advocating for effective laws
- Providing reduced cost safety products to low-income families
- Conducting research
- Creating safe environments
IMPACT OF INJURY AT MOTT
Every year, nearly 500 children, ages 0-17, will be admitted to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital as a
result of a serious injury and another 6500 are treated for an injury in our Pediatric Emergency Department
Quality & Assessment
The Injury Prevention Program conducts annual audits of our pediatric trauma admissions.
This information is used to ensure that our programming is relevant to our patient population,
to expose potential trends that would warrant new programming and to set priorities for the upcoming year.
Mott Buckle Up
: low-cost car seat distribution, inpatient consultation, inspection and local child passenger safety coordination
Heads Up - Concussion Workshop
: recognizing and action planning for concussions among youth athletes
Protect UR Brain - Wear a Helmet
: snow sports helmet awareness and outreach program
Safety Town: annual partnership with area school districts for pre-K students
Safe Kids Huron Valley
: preventing unintentional injuries to children, under 14, through local coalition coordination
Injury Prevention Program Manager
"If a disease were killing our
children in the proportions that
injuries are, people would be
outraged and demand that this
killer be stopped."
C. Everett Koop, M.D.
U.S.Surgeon General, 1982-89
Injury Prevention Links