In 1990, the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) was established within the Department of Pediatrics at Hartford Hospital to reduce unintentional injury and violence among Connecticut’s children and adolescents.
In 1996, the Injury Prevention Center became an integral program of Connecticut Children’s mission to improve the health and safety of the state’s children.
In 2006, the Trauma Institute (TI) was established between Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s to enhance trauma care services to children and adults. At the outset, injury prevention was identified as an important component of the TI and one that was necessary to meet the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level One Trauma Center requirements.
In 2007, the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s, which has a 20-year history of successful injury prevention activities, began providing adult and pediatric injury prevention services and support to the TI.
In 2013, a formal contract agreement was developed and signed between Hartford Hospital and the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s to provide injury prevention services to Hartford Hospital.