November 8, 2005 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta Receives Grant Award of $128,500 from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Grady Health System: Injury Free Coalition for Kids - Atlanta
Cuidad los Ninos – Keeping the Children Safe: Occupant Safety Program Announcement:
WHO: Grady Health System: Injury Free Coalition for Kids – Atlanta has been funded by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for a new child passenger safety program. “Cuidad Los Nino’s – Keep the Children Safe: Occupant Safety Program” this program will help to
WHAT: Distribute and offer appropriate car seats and car seat instructions to Spanish and English parents, grandparents and caregivers who have been referred by any hospital affiliated resource of the Grady Health System such as emergency room doctor, labor and delivery, children’s hospital, neighborhood clinics, social services, outpatient clinics, Emory or Morehouse physicians, hospital sponsored health fairs and community events or a participating community partner.
WHERE: Grady Health System – Hirsch Hall Family Room - 55 Coca Cola Place Fourth Floor Conference Room Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
WHEN: Program will be sponsored by GOHS from October 1 2005 – September 30,2006. Classes are held twice a month in English and Spanish and on a referral basis. All Media Contacts are held by media appointment. Please call Denise Simpson – Grady Health System at 404-616-6855 to arrange a live shot or to schedule spokesperson. Please contact Ana Everett – Injury Free Coalition for Kids – Atlanta 404-616-1403 or visit website for program information UPDATES, Calendar of Events, and Class Schedules.
Parents need to know:
Up to 85 percent of child safety seats are improperly used and installed.
The age, weight and height of the child, as well as the type of vehicle, determine the type of safety seat to use.
The best child safety seat is one that fits the child and the vehicle, will be used correctly every time and is affordable.
Children are safest when the child safety seat is placed in the backseat.
Airbags in cars where children must ride in the front seat should be deactivated or have an off-on switch installed.
Media Contact: Name: Denise Simpson
Grady Health System
Name: Alicia Lurry
Emory School of Medicine
Program Contact: Ana Everett
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta
Emory School of Medicine- Department of Pediatrics
49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive
Atlanta Georgia 30303