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).

Hospital charges alone for an ATV trauma patient range from $5,500 - $299,289, with an average of $27,400.

The CPSC estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 ER visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years.

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