In 2018, 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.
Maternity hospitals and prevention programs are provided technical assistance to advance their prenatal injury prevention education programs in their community.
For more information, contact Lisa Wooten, MPH, BSN, RN, VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Supervisor
For more information regarding hospital programs, please contact Jean Hoyt, CMA, VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Health Systems Coordinator
For more information regarding community programs, please contact Alisha Anthony, VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Community Systems Coordinator