Child Injury Prevention
Accidental falls, car accidents, animal bites, gunshot wounds, sports, ATV and biking accidents are the top reasons we see children at the UNC Trauma Center. We also partner with the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and our community fire safety agencies to promote fire safety and burn prevention. Tar Heel Trauma focuses our injury prevention efforts on these areas so that we may lower the number of children who end up in the Trauma Center.
As the lead agency for Safe Kids Chatham County and Safe Kids Orange County (coalitions of the international Safe Kids Worldwide program), we work side-by-side with our partnering local public safety agencies to promote home safety, car safety, and safe play.