Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries


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:

  • Providing car seat education through one-on-one and group classes by appointment throughout the year. Parents and Guardians are educated on car seat safety and provided hands-on installation of appropriate car seat.
  • Free car seat distribution after completion of the child passenger safety training class.
  • Community Partnerships and education (Health Fairs and Safety Events)
  • Community Education (health fairs and safety events)
  • Enhanced Enforcement Advocacy.

The car seat training is provided twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.  Contact the Injury Prevention Program at 520-562-5100 to schedule an appointment.






  • GRIC enrolled members or resides within the boundaries of the Gila River Indian Community.
  • Expectant mothers that are GRIC enrolled members or resides within the boundaries of the Gila River Indian Community.


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 pregnant, bring a proof of pregnancy letter from the doctor verifying their due date. 
  • If you are a guardian, bring proof of guardianship.
  • Bring Tribal Enrollment ID or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) Card.