The First Impact program was launched in 2016 by ThinkFirst Missouri, a trauma prevention program of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The majority of funds for the program are provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Highway Safety and Traffic Division.

Encompass Health also provides funds for First Impact and ThinkFirst Missouri. The office of ThinkFirst Missouri is located in the Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health and MU Health Care, in Columbia, Missouri.

Program Development Team

First Impact Task Force, MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division, ThinkFirst Missouri, Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety (MCRS), Missouri Driver and Safety Education Association (MODSEA), Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), Bucket Media, Missouri Department of Revenue, Revee White Consulting, Tag Production Studio

Program Research and Guidance provided by

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Pam Fischer Consulting, Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), State Farm Insurance, National Safety Council’s Drive it Home, Allstate Foundation and NJ’s Share the Keys.

First Impact Poster, Timeline
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