“The overarching goal of the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention and Intervention Program is to change the paradigm of trauma care. By transforming how caregivers and researchers meet the challenges of patients at risk for trauma or traumatic injury recovery, we are shifting the role of the hospital as a resource that extends far beyond the walls of inpatient care and into the community.” —Ali Salim, MD
Traumatic injury is one of the most under-recognized—yet pervasive—medical challenges in the nation. Because it affects all ages, its impact on life years lost is equal to that of cancer, heart disease, and HIV combined.
Recognizing that the only way to truly eliminate the burden of injury is to prevent injuries from ever occurring, the Stepping Strong Center is deeply committed to tackling this devastating public health issue.
Under the direction of Ali Salim, MD, the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention and Intervention program brings together patient care and training experts from across the Brigham and Harvard Medical School to reduce the number and severity of traumatic injuries. Our program is uniquely positioned to become a national leader in this critical work. Here’s how: