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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Register now for free VU Public Safety teen driving awareness course June 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services grant helps promote Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 24, 2017—    Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone.” The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of texting and driving. Each day in...

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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Sep. 20, 2017—    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $240,000 grant over two years from Kohl’s to support a child passenger safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s grant will support the new Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. This multifaceted program addresses car seat misuse through education, community...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s...

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Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 26, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safe trick-or-treating tips Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.* “The excitement...

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Donation from Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services helps expand Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 17, 2016—During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 16 – 22, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone”. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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Beware: Winter coats and child car seats don’t mix

Jan. 12, 2016—Bulky coats can give the false impression that your child is snugly strapped into his or her car seat, warns Purnima Unni, manager of the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in this MySouthernHealth.com article.

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