Monday, April 9, 2007

Injury Free Mobile

Injury is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-12 years in Miami-Dade County. Deaths represent a fraction of the number of severe injuries that result in hospitalization. Research demonstrates that hands on training of child safety practices and access to affordable safety items significantly increases parent/caregiver knowledge and safety practices of these devices. The Injury Free Mobile offers parents & caregivers with interactive education and skills building in a simulated home setting, and access to low-to-no-cost safety items.

I caught the Injury Free Mobile operated by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami (which is a Division of Holtz Children's Hospital) this morning at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center (it is a huge complex) being washed and prepared for the next outing.

In the background is the white and modern Lois Pope LIFE Center where the internationally recognized Neuroscience Research Programs are conducted. It brings together all elements of the multi-pronged assault on paralysis and other neurologic disorders, including stroke, brain trauma, and neurodegenerative diseases. It is the home of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Injury Free Mobile

1 comment:

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

The Injury Free Mobile, just second to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is a praiseworthy idea that should be more emphasized. Thank you about this photo !