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ThinkFirst Chapters

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The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation has chapters throughout the United States and across the globe, providing ThinkFirst educational programs to schools and community groups.

With 100+ chapters in the United States and an additional 30+ international chapters, our educational outreach to reduce and prevent injuries is making a significant impact in communities throughout the world. 

ThinkFirst chapters are based in medical centers, medical universities, physician practices, health departments, health associations (such as the Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury Associations), or as independent organizations.


Establishing a New ThinkFirst Chapter


Explore Existing Chapters and Seek Local Support

Search if there are any existing chapters in your local area.

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In larger cities, multiple chapters may serve different schools or areas.  If there is no local chapter or if your area can support multiple chapters, seek out local support for establishing a new ThinkFirst Chapter.






Appoint a Chapter Director / Chapter Medical Director

Identify and appoint an individual to serve as the Chapter Director. Often, hospitals employ an injury prevention coordinator within their trauma or community education departments. ThinkFirst programs complement existing initiatives and address community needs effectively.






Submit New Chapter Application

Submit the ThinkFirst Chapter Application, along with resumes or CVs of the key personnel, and the $1,500.00 application fee to the ThinkFirst Foundation. This fee includes training, program materials, and the use of the ThinkFirst name and programs. If you intend to run the ThinkFirst For Your Baby program, each educator must attend an additional 3-hour training.






Schedule & Complete Chapter Training

Chapter training is a one-day course covering various aspects, including chapter development, program implementation, evaluation, and more. This training is presented by a qualified trainer. Arrange for training with the ThinkFirst Foundation.

Training options include:

  • Regional ThinkFirst trainer (if available)
  • Online training through the ThinkFirst Foundation
  • Attendance at a ThinkFirst Conference




Educate and Report

After training, you will receive access to chapter resources and program materials, including presentation videos, PowerPoints, scripts, handouts, and evaluation tools. The ThinkFirst Foundation will provide a user name and password for accessing these materials. The work of educating and tracking begins!








For additional information or to learn more about establishing a ThinkFirst Chapter, contact the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation at


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