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When you collaborate with The Safety Institute, you are tapping into years of experience and expertise in the fields of injury prevention and product safety, social marketing and policy advancement.
You will raise awareness for the cause that matters to you, while increasing your organization’s profile and brand.
Below are profiles of some of TSI’s recent partners and the benefits we have realized through working together.
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The Safety Institute is proud to announce our new partnership with the Boston Children’s Hospital, which aims to find answers and improve health outcomes for kids who experience head injuries on the playing field. This new partnership will seek to examine the status of the sports concussion management law and its efficacy. It will research six different aspects of the legislation, and make recommendations for action to improve the safety of our state’s student athletes. Boston Children’s Hospital and TSI are confident these efforts will reap valuable results.
In September 2013, SafeKids Worldwide selected The Safety Institute to implement one of its five national $2,500 mini-grant projects aimed at increasing awareness of sports concussion dangers among youth sports leagues.
In conjunction with our friends at SafeKids Massachusetts, a coalition led by Ms. Elizabeth Mott, TSI will spend six months interviewing and surveying adults who coach, officiate, manage and have children who participate in youth sports. TSI has created a questionnaire that will identify service gaps and disparities, and we will make recommendations for further policy and intervention strategies to ensure safer outcomes for kids playing youth sports.
Putting our Heads Together, TSI’s new joint venture with Boston Children’s Hospital commenced on October 17, 2013. It is designed to examine and determine how well Massachusetts is doing in its efforts to prevent and manage sports related concussions among student athletes.
This new partnership between Boston Children’s Hospital and The Safety Institute aims to find answers and improve health outcomes for kids who experience head injuries on the playing field.
Under the terms of the agreement, TSI, a 501c3 entity based in Rehoboth, MA, will receive $5,000 to examine the effectiveness of the concussion law, which was passed in the summer of 2010.
“Massachusetts is at the forefront of the national effort to reduce the number and severity of concussions, and to ensure better long term outcomes for the children who sustain them while playing sports,” said Safety Institute President Sean Kane. “We will be reviewing state health department data for the last two years, and interviewing coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses and administrators to determine what this law has meant, and how, if at all, we can do a better job keeping our kids safe.”
Other partners in the study will include the Massachusetts Medical Society; the Sports Legacy Institute, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts; and the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts.
A Safety Institute collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance.
In the fall of 2012, The Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance invested $8,000 with The Safety Institute to produce a home safety and health information brochure for parents and caregivers of children birth to age five.
Declaring that “home safety is not an accident,” the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance and The Safety Institute (TSI) collaborated in developing a child safety brochure for parents and caregivers of children newborn through age 5 aimed at improving safety in the home and reducing unintentional injuries to infants and toddlers.
Home Safety is Not an Accident, Keeping Children Safe from Birth through Kindergarten is a 12-page pamphlet providing a wealth of safety tips for caregivers. It includes such topics as preparing a home for a newborn, safe sleep for infants, kitchen and bath safety, outdoor and recreation safety, child passenger safety laws, backyard safety, and even hazards at grandparents’ homes. The project was initiated by TSI and funded by the MMS Alliance, with content provided by both organizations.
“Safe and healthy children is the goal of our partnership,” said Gladys Chan, outgoing president of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance. “Most serious injuries occur in and around the home, and by increasing awareness and providing specific steps to take, we can help parents and caregivers create home environments that reduce the risk of injury and illness and are much safer for children.”
“Unintentional injuries have long been the leading cause of death and hospitalization for infants and toddlers, both in Massachusetts and across the country,” said Lewis Howe, executive director of The Safety Institute, a nonprofit charitable organization based in Rehoboth, Mass. devoted to injury prevention and product safety. “TSI is committed to educating parents and adult caregivers about hazards and is proud to partner with the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance to give parents, grandparents and other caregivers information to keep the preschoolers in their lives safe and secure.”
The brochure is available free via download from the websites of both organizations at Massachusetts Medical Society and at The Safety Institute and may be duplicated for distribution without profit. A limited number of copies are available in print by writing to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine.
If you need assistance with creating, developing and/or implementing an injury prevention intervention, social marketing campaign, or awareness event, The Safety Institute is your perfect partner. We can produce first-rate materials and messaging for you, regardless of your budget. Safety is literally our middle name, so we place our commitment to safety first.
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