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Coalition Spotlight: Responding to the Pandemic
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Safe Kids coalitions have jumped into action by providing virtual outreach, education and assistance to families in need during the pandemic. From safety videos to curbside helmet distribution to no-touch car seat education and assistance, Safe Kids coalitions continue to fill a vital need in the community. We are proud to share a few recent coalition highlights.
Utilized video conferencing to provide a virtual car passenger safety class, as well as to host their coalition meeting.
Offered virtual safe sleep education and equipment distribution and featured educational videos on social media related to injury prevention topics to include medication storage, button batteries, poison, and laundry room safety.
Partnered with the local Boys & Girls Club to use their parking lot and provide curbside helmet distribution to families in need. Volunteers wore masks and gloves and the Hall County Fire Department set up cones to ease the flow of traffic. Parents and caregivers were advised to remain in their cars, while volunteers handed helmets and a helmet fit infographic through the windows.
Extended injury prevention story time featuring topics related to pedestrian and water safety. Speaking of water safety, this coalition recently received a donation of life jackets from the Chatham County Aquatic Center which will be used at various loaner stations throughout the county.
With children home and parents trying to balance work and family life, experts predict a rise in home injuries, including falls, poisonings and burns. Safe Kids coalitions are available to assist families with resources to keep kids safe at home, at play and on the way. There are many great events happening across the state so stay connected through our social channel to learn more helpful injury prevention tips.