ThinkFirst: Leading injury prevention through education, research and policy.
Each year, an estimated 1.7 million persons in the United States sustain a brain
injury, and 12,000 - 20,000 sustain a spinal cord injury. In fact, injury is the
leading cause of death among children and teens. The most frequent causes of these
injuries are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, sports and recreation. The good
news is that most injuries are preventable! The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention
Foundation's award-winning, evidence-based programs are aimed at helping people learn
to reduce their risk for injury.
Our network of ThinkFirst Chapters provides powerful, thought-provoking, upbeat programs
to students of all ages. "Street Smart," the Safety Superhero, delights young children,
while teens relate to our VIP speakers - Voices For Injury Prevention - who share
how a traumatic injury needlessly changed their life. Each year ThinkFirst chapters
provide thousands of educational presentations to schools, businesses, organizations,
conferences, and community events.