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 community programs are provided technical assistance to advance their childhood injury and violence prevention education programs in their community.
For complete information about the program, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/injury-and-violence-prevention/online-healthcare-and-injury-prevention-provider-education/
*****This is the main resource page for Project Patience.
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