INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
What Our Program Offers
Each year in the United States over 800 bicyclists are killed and another 55,000 are injured. Of those injured, half are the results of bicycle falls or improperly sized bikes. Helmets worn correctly and consistently reduce the risk of bicycle related death and injury when a crash occurs. Helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85% and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88%.
Brain and spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of unintentional injury of young people, taking the lives of more than 22,000 children under the age of 20 each year. In order to address these distressing statistics, FNI sponsors ThinkFirst, an award winning public education effort targeting this high-risk age group. The mission of the National ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Foundation is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education of individuals, community leaders and the creators of public policy.
FNI's ThinkFirst programs include: