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

Water Safety Links

 
Three children drown in three weeks in Lowcountry. What a mom and experts want people to know

Did you know?

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

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury death among those ages 65 and older? Falls cause 61 percent of traumatic brain injuries in this age group. The good news is many falls can be prevented by maintaining physical strength and by making your home safer!

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