National Injury Prevention Day - November 18, 2023
Published on November 17, 2023
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Moms Demand Action and Be SMART are proud to partner on the 4th Annual National Injury Prevention Day.
On Saturday, November 18, 2023 we will come together with other leaders in injury and violence prevention to raise awareness about the burden of injury, violence and the need for change.
Below is a list of ways that you can get involved:
For some ideas, you can check out this list of scheduled National Injury Free events hosted by Be SMART volunteers.
After you lock-in the details of your event, it’s imperative that you register your event on the Injury Free website and always remember, if it’s not in VAN, it didn’t happen! You can use the handy Host an Event site to get your event into VAN quickly and easily.
There is also a Be SMART- specific Proclamation Template available that you can bring to local government officials to request to have November 18th declared National Injury Prevention Day.
Additionally, consider “Shining a Green Light” on injury prevention and asking a local landmark to light up green on November 18, 2023.
Remember, proclamations and building light-ups should be registered on Injury Free site and in VAN!
Social media guidance to amplify your events and NIPD can be found here: https://bit.ly/NIPD23. Additionally graphics for NIPD can be found here, and graphics for Be SMART specifically can be found here.
Use the hashtags #BeInjuryFree and #BeSMART on all social media platforms and on X (formally Twitter), tag @MomsDemand and @InjuryFreeKids.
On Friday, November 17th, Injury Free Coalition will be hosting a X (formerly Twitter) Chat at 1pm ET that you are welcome to participate in!
There are also resources on the Injury Free Coalition for Kids' website explaining how to get involved!
Also, a friendly reminder that the new Be SMART Toolkits are available on GSUo in both English and Spanish!
National Injury Prevention Day Poster(PDF, 59KB)
National Injury Prevention Day