Every Child Should Be Injury Free!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 10 people die from unintentional drowning each day, and of these, two are children 14 years or younger. Even more children receive emergency department care for nonfatal drowning injuries. Drownings are preventable.

Parent's Safety Checklist
This checklist has been revised and updated for 2020 by Injury Prevention experts who are part of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.

Links of Interest
Here are additional resources for preventing child drownings and creating an environment of safety around water.

Source/Contact Information
Estell Lenita Johnson
Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
estelljohnson@sbcglobal.net

Did you know?

Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).

During the past decade, more than 200 children died annually due to injuries sustained on ATVs.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.

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