The Childress Institute's Mission

2013 Annual Report Thumb Eliminate death and disability to injured children worldwide.

View our 2013 State of the Institute Report.

Lead national efforts to reduce death and disability following injury to children less than 18 years of age. 

The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma helps injured kids get the best care, when they need it the most. Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America causing nearly 10,000 deaths each year - more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. The Childress Institute was founded at and receives considerable support from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and was established through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress.