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Injury Prevention

Childhood Injury PreventionKeeping children safe and injury-free is an important priority for Healthy Child Care Colorado as well as for all child care providers. Preventing injuries while children are in child care means implementing a broad range of interventions and practices. Child care settings must consider safe sleep, safe indoor and outdoor play, safe indoor and outdoor environments and equipment, safe transportation, child abuse prevention and many other topics to keep children safe and injury-free.

Childhood Injury Prevention Facts

  • Injuries are the leading cause of death for people age 1 to 44 in the US. To learn more visit www.cdc.gov/injury.
     
  • Unintentional injuries and violence are the leading causes of death, hospitalization, and disability for children age 1 to 18 in Colorado. To learn more, visit www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/state/colorado.

 

Resources

Safe Sleep Brochures for Parents
In partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Safe Sleep Collation, Healthy Child Care Colorado developed the Safe Sleep for Your Baby informational brochures for parents and primary caregivers. Brochures are available for download in English and Spanish.

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center)
Is committed to saving lives and protecting our nation from injuries and violence. The Injury Center is the only U.S. federal agency that deals exclusively with injury and violence prevention in non-occupational settings. It leads a coordinated public health approach to tackling this critical health and safety issue.

Children’s Safety Network National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention
Is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. We work with states and territories to infuse knowledge, expertise and leadership to reduce injury, hospitalization, disability and death for all children and youth. Our goal is to equip states to strengthen their capacity, utilize data, and implement effective strategies to create environments that are free of injury and violence.

HealthyChildren.org
Is the only parenting website backed by 60,000 pediatricians of the American Academy of Pediatrics, committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Check out the safety check lists and explore other areas of this site as well for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.