4.1. ThinkFirst Foundation
The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation's educational programs are aimed at helping people - especially those at high risk: children, teens and young adults - learn to reduce their risk for injury. Compelling presentations explain how an injury can change a person's life forever and how important it is to make safe choices. The message is simple: Use your mind to protect your body! Drive safely, buckle up, wear protective sports gear, avoid violence, don't dive into shallow water and avoid falls. Think first!
The ThinkFirst Foundation provides onsite or online chapter training to hospitals and health-related facilities. ThinkFirst chapters provide powerful, thought-provoking programs to students of all ages. "Street Smart," the Safety Superhero, delights young children, while teens relate to VIP speakers - Voices For Injury Prevention - who explain 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 in order to raise awareness on preventing injuries.
ThinkFirst is a source for:
Theory-based, evidence-based injury prevention programs for all grade levels
Compelling educational presentations: use the 'Chapters' tab to find a ThinkFirst Chapter near you
Educational materials and resources
ThinkFirst chapter training
Injury prevention involvement: speaker, volunteer and support opportunities
ThinkFirst's mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy.
ThinkFirst's vision is that students of all ages have access to ThinkFirst programs in order to increase their ability to lower their risk for injury, thereby significantly lowering the incidence of injury-related death and disability for all age groups.