Rainbow Injury Prevention Center is working to Prevent Unintentional Childhood Injuries
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for American children. Because the vast majority of injuries are preventable, the mission of the Rainbow Injury Prevention Center is to reduce injuries, deaths, and disabilities through a combination of education, research, and advocacy. Our programs are based on injury surveillance and data analysis to identify the leading causes of death and injury for Greater Cleveland children and use evidence-based approaches to create safer environments. All of our injury prevention efforts involve community collaboration and include evaluation components to help us better understand which approaches work best to promote healthy behaviors, reduce health disparities, and keep kids safe.
The Rainbow Injury Prevention Center serves as lead agency for the Safe Kids Greater Cleveland Coalition and the Greater Cleveland Safe Communities Coalition, networks of community members who work together to protect children and families. The Rainbow Injury Prevention Center shares information on a variety of child and family health and safety topics with the Greater Cleveland community through workshops, health fairs, and special events. Our staff deliver fun educational programs for children and parents and have step-by-step program guides for our community partners to use in their own outreach. By working together as a community, we can make Greater Cleveland a safe and healthy place for children to grow.