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Health professionals offer risk avoidance education

1 September 2006

US based Think First offers upbeat programs to educate young people about personal vulnerability and risk taking.

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation offers a research-validated multi-level educational program that has reached over 8 million young people nationally and internationally, has had major influences on public policy initiatives, and continues to expand to reach those most vulnerable to traumatic injuries. Founded in neurosurgery, ThinkFirst, by virtue of its work in treating patients who have sustained traumatic injuries, physicians and allied health professional are natural spokespersons for prevention. Recently, ThinkFirst has expanded its efforts to encourage all health professionals to get involved. ThinkFirst provides health professionals with the impetus, tools, and support to assist in spreading the prevention message in their communities, especially to young people.