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?

Over 70 percent of children between 5 and 14 ride bicycles (27.7 million) yet it is estimated that only 15 to 25 percent wear helmets.

Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

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

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