Injuries are the leading cause of death and hospitalization for children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries — resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. This is an unfortunate reality for children around the world, in the United States, and especially here in Minnesota. The good news is many of these injuries are preventable with the assistance of education, evidenced-based safety practices, proper equipment and the implementation of strong legislation.
On Nov. 18, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, pediatric trauma centers and child safety advocates around the country will partner to highlight National Injury Prevention Day. The goal of the day is to shine a light on the need for injury prevention to better protect children and recognize the efforts of dedicated child safety advocates. Join us at an upcoming event celebrating Injury Prevention Day and help us continue to make injury prevention a public priority to save the lives of children.
- Wear green to show your support. The color green signifies positivity and forward motion.
- Attend the Baby Safety Shower and learn about child car safety, safe sleep, fall prevention, water safety, poison prevention and medication safety, infant and child CPR/choking, burn prevention and more. Hennepin is throwing the shower on Friday, Nov. 17th, 11am-1:30pm at Hennepin Healthcare Redleaf Center for Family Healing. https://www.hennepinhealthcare.org/injuryprevention/
- Have your car seat inspected by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Children’s Minnesota is hosting a Car Seat Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9am-noon with Carver County Public Health and Koch Bus Company. https://www.childrensmn.org/2023/06/21/translates-injury-prevention-videos-make-household-safety-tips-accessible-equitable/