Teaching children and families preventive safety

Injury is the No. 1 killer of children in the U.S., but childhood injury is often preventable. At Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, we help you prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Our Pediatric Injury Prevention Program provides community outreach, education, equipment and resources to teach children and families how to be safe at home, at play, and on the go.

As the regional leader in pediatric trauma care and injury prevention, we offer:

  • Dedicated injury prevention staff who work closely with the Pediatric Trauma Program to target preventive safety strategies based on injuries occurring in the community
  • Resources such as car seats, cribs and home safety items to underserved communities Through generous grants, including Children’s Miracle Network, we reach families in the inpatient, outpatient, and community settings.
  • Weekly community car seat checks throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry counties and beyond
  • Car seat loaner program for patients with unique transportation needs that prevent travel in a traditional car seat
  • Leadership of Safe Kids Capital Region, a multi-county network of community partners who reach children and families in need
  • Instructors for programs such as child passenger safety, special needs transportation, Safe Sitter, Teen Driver Program and Stop the Bleed

Our programs and services

Schedule an event

Schedule an educational safety event for your school or community. We offer presentations on a variety of safety and accident prevention program topics.

For more information, contact the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Pediatric Injury Prevention Program.

Support childhood injury prevention

Your gift will help us continue our important work to keep children and families safe. Donations provide safety resources and education to families in need.

Make checks payable to: Penn State Health
Please indicate in the subject line: PSU/Injury Prevention Program

Donations may be sent directly to:

Penn State Health Development & Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 852
Hershey, PA 17033-0852