The Virginia Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program developed Project Patience, an injury prevention education toolkit and technical assistance initiative, designed to equip those professionals teaching injury and violence prevention to newborn caregivers and families with the knowledge and resources to help families reduce childhood related injuries.
It contains the necessary preparations and minimum-level benchmarks according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Public Health Association Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competencies.
Maternity hospitals and prevention programs are provided technical assistance to advance their prenatal injury prevention education programs in their community.
Maternity hospitals and prevention programs are in a unique position to raise awareness for prevention of injury through advancing prenatal education initiatives. The vision of achieving healthy people in healthy communities can be actualized through the strength of local partnerships. Providing a safe learning environment where parents can learn might avoid potentially fatal mistakes in an unforgiving setting.