Wake County Leaders Focus on Preventing Childhood Injuries

The John Rex Endowment has invited injury prevention experts and other key stakeholders to convene on Friday, May 2 to network, learn and engage in discussion about creating a safe and injury-free Wake County for children. Participants will learn the leading causes of childhood injury in Wake County and explore how our community can address them.

Carolyn Fowler, PhD from Johns Hopkins University, will inform, inspire and challenge participants to be more effective in preventing childhood injury. A presentation and discussion of our recent assessment, A Profile of Wake County Childhood Injury and Injury Prevention, will be led by the Healthy Solutions Team from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Healthy Solutions Team will also lead interactive work sessions to consider and identify opportunities to enhance the impact of childhood injury prevention and discuss resources needed to improve those efforts in Wake County.

Event inquiries should be directed to McAllister Myhra, mcallister@rexendowment.org