Injury prevention coordinators

With so many partners interested in the topic of child accident prevention, how do you go about co-ordinating activity?

Dedicated partnerships and knowledge sharing are key factors for success in accidental injury prevention, but some organisations have chosen to go one step further by creating individual ‘injury prevention’ roles.

The role of a child injury prevention coordinator

Injury prevention coordinators can be invaluable in driving forward injury prevention activity in a particular area. Common responsibilities include:

  • Identifying priorities for that particular area
  • Establishing and co-ordinating productive partnerships in the area
  • Drawing up a strategy to reduce unintentional injuries and deaths in that area

We spoke to three injury prevention coordinators to find out more.

Updated October 2012