Awards & Recognition

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation has been recognized in many ways over the years for excellence in injury prevention.

  • 1987 ASAE Gold Circle Award for the educational video Harm's Way
  • 1988 Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives from President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 Award for Excellence in Education and Prevention from the American Medical Association's Adolescent Health Congress
  • 1994 Educational video On the Edge released -- awards include:
    • Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America
    • Silver Screen Award from the International Film & Video Festival
    • Gold Winner of the Questar Award
    • Gold Plaque Award from the International Communication Film Festival
    • Telly Award for Outstanding Film Production
  • 2001 Life Space Adaptation Projects of the University of Toronto identified ThinkFirst as an example of "Best Practice" in the category of Comprehensive Community-Based Prevention Strategies
  • 2002 The California Department of Education recognized ThinkFirst For Kids as a research-validated program and accepted it into its California Healthy Kids Resource Center, making the curriculum and its supplementary materials available throughout the California educational system
  • 2008 ThinkFirst For Kids is featured as a "Best Practice" program in the 2008 Governor's Highway Safety Association Occupant Protection for Children Best Practice Manual
  • 2009 The ThinkFirst Foundation received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Distinguished Service Award
  • 2010 Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition in Health/medicine/science for the educational video, Think About Your Choices