Black History Month: Celebrating Cincinnati’s medical trailblazers then and now

Dr. Victor Garcia, a surgeon who in 1991 founded the Cincinnati Children’s Trauma Center, noticed that African-American and minority children were radically overrepresented among injured children and those dying from unintentional injuries like riding unrestrained in car seats, so he decided to do something about it.

Garcia’s injury prevention-focused “Buckle Up For Life” program pioneered at Cincinnati Children’s in 2004 has now spread to 26 cities.

To watch Dr. Garcia’s story on WCPO, click on YouTube.

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