Motor Vehicle Crash Injuires


To reduce the number of motor vehicle crash related injuries by increasing the use of child restraints and seat belts among the residents of the Gila River Indian Community.


The Gila River Injury Prevention Kids in Safety Seat Program (KISS) provides education and prevention activities focused on decreasing motor vehicle crash injuries and elder fall injuries within the Gila River Indian Community through the development of partnerships and collaboration. The correct use of car seats is promoted through the following activities:

  • Community Wide Child Passenger Safety Seat Clinics offering access to personal instruction from certified technicians on the proper selection and use of car seats and booster seats.
  • Free car seat distribution after completion of the child passenger safety training.
  • Community Partnerships
  • Community Education (health fairs and safety events)
  • Enhanced Enforcement Advocacy.

The car seat training is provided once a week on Wednesdays in seven (7) districts. Contact the Injury Prevention Program at 520-550-8000 for times and locations.



  • All Native American children from a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or who have at least one (1) parent enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe and who are below the height limit of 4 ft. 9 inches (the limit of fitting properly into a car seat).
  • Expectant mothers that are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe and have a referral from a doctor verifying their due date.


Document(s) Required:

  • Bring a referral from your family physician, WIC (if children are participating in WIC), or head start program, or any human service agency that documents the current weight and height measurements of your children.
  • If you are a guardian, bring proof of guardianship.
  • Bring Tribal Enrollment ID or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) Card.