Childhood Injury Prevention Program

Injuries are the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 19....and most of these injuries can be prevented.

The Childhood Injury Prevention Program serves as a clearinghouse and coordination center to address the issue of reducing childhood injuries in San Mateo County.

Activities include outreach and education to community-based organizations, day care centers, schools, professional groups, law enforcement agencies, as well as individual citizens.

A Childhood Injury Prevention Collaborative has also been established to work on joint childhood injury prevention projects, and to develop a strategic plan for childhood injury prevention in the county.


  • Educational resources and materials
  • Linkages to data resources
  • Convening the Childhood Injury Prevention Collaborative
  • Car seat inspection referrals
  • Gun lock distribution

Fees charged



Patrice Christensen, PHN,
Coordinator Childhood Injury Prevention Program
Phone: (650) 573-2364