The Injury Prevention and Outreach Program is an educational program that endeavors to reduce injuries by promoting public awareness of trauma and injury prevention.

"Natalie's Bill" is named in memory of Natalie DeLeon, who died at 21 in an unbelted crash.

We Support a Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law

A primary enforcement seat belt law will increase seat belt use and therefore increase one's chances of survival in a crash.

If everyone in Massachusetts buckled up for every ride, we would:

  • Save 18 lives/year and prevent more than 650 serious injuries/year
  • Save over $170 million annually in medical, productivity and property costs

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Commonwealth of Massachusetts Primary Seat Belt Law Fact Sheet," January 2011

Take Action

Contact your state representative and senator. Tell them you support "Natalie’s Bill" and primary seat belt enforcement.

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About Us

As an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center, we strive to improve care by disseminating trauma knowledge and expertise to providers, educating the public by participating in health and safety events, facilitating access to trauma center resources, and impacting regional and national legislation.

Our areas of focus include:

We work with several internal and external organizations, including:

Our educational events include health fairs, lectures, and giveaways of safety equipment.

News and Events

Mass General officials commemorate passage of child-safety laws (Oct. 20, 2010)

Additional Injury Prevention Resources

Contact Us

For more information about the Injury Prevention Outreach Program, please contact:

Toby Raybould, MS
Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program Manager
Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (TESSCC)
165 Cambridge St., Suite 810
Boston, MA  02114
Tel: 617-724-2397
Fax: 617-726-9121

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