Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is home to a local chapter of ThinkFirst, a national injury prevention program.
At Einstein, we recognize that injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children, teens and young adults. The most frequent causes of these injuries are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, sports and recreation. Our mission is to reduce the number of preventable injuries we see. Simple actions, such as wearing a seat belt, reducing distractions while driving, wearing a helmet on a bicycle and taking other safety precautions can prevent many serious injuries from occurring.
Einstein ThinkFirst, in close collaboration with MossRehab, offers free injury prevention programs to elementary, middle, and high schools.
Einstein ThinkFirst Programs
ThinkFirst for Kids is an injury prevention program for grades 1-3. The curriculum, which includes introduction to preventing brain and spinal cord injury, is presented in a classroom setting or assembly format utilizing an animated video featuring Street Smart, the “Safety Superhero,” and various activities related to safety.
ThinkFirst for Youth is an injury prevention program for grades 4-6. The curriculum is presented with age appropriate information about the brain and spinal cord, and how to develop life-long injury prevention strategies.
ThinkFirst for Teens is an injury prevention program for high school age children. The curriculum includes injury prevention educators and Voices for Injury Prevention speakers, followed by a dynamic DVD presentation with powerful testimonies from various VIP speakers addressing the realities of life-altering injuries.