Injury shouldn't put childhood on pause
More children are affected by injuries than all other childhood illnesses and diseases combined.

Safety & Injury Prevention Center

We understand that as a parent, you want to protect your child as much as possible. At CHOC, we are dedicated to injury prevention, because we believe injuries shouldn’t put childhood on pause. More children are affected by injuries than all other childhood illnesses and diseases combined.

CHOC’s trauma center treats more than 10,000 children with injuries every year. Most of these injuries are predictable and preventable. CHOC’s community education department offers a variety of classes and programs designed to keep you and your child safe and healthy. By providing education, research and evidence-based programs in collaboration with the community, our injury prevention and community education teams strive to make Orange County the safest county in America.

Safety Tip Sheet Downloads

Download these tips sheets for quick and easy reference. Most of our tip sheets are available in English and Spanish.

Programs & Partners

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization helping families and communities keep kids safe from injuries in the US and beyond. The Safe Kids Orange County coalition is led by CHOC, providing resources to keeping your kids safe and reduce unintentional injuries. Learn more.
The OC Injury Prevention Coalition is made up of all Orange County trauma centers. Our goal is identifying and prioritizing the most common causes of injury and developing trauma injury prevention programs.
The Orange County Drowning Prevention Task Force aims to reduce drowning incidents and fatalities in Orange County. Our partnership raises awareness on the issue of drowning, and remind parents and caregivers that it is preventable. Learn more.
Our trauma team has better prepared over 2,000 community members how to save lives by teaching basic bleeding control techniques. Learn more.