The Georgia Trauma Foundation and the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons hosted their annual meeting on Trauma Awareness Day at the Georgia Capitol on February 20th, 2020. The focus of the event was to showcase injury prevention efforts across the state, in addition to advocating for injury prevention with state legislators.

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Safe Kids Columbus, led by Piedmont Columbus Regional, participated in Dream Lives, an event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Columbus GA Convention & Trade Center. The event was held on Saturday, January 18th and showcased a diverse selection of speakers, and presenters.

Among the speakers was Safe Kids Columbus […]

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Safe Kids Georgia would like to introduce you to our interns for Spring 2020.

We are very excited to have them on board!

Sarah Barkley

MPH Candidate, University of Georgia, May 2020

I am from Columbia, South Carolina and I am currently working towards my MPH […]

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Unintentional burn injuries are a significant risk in households, particularly for children. They have thinner skin than adults, which can result in more serious injuries from a burn or scald. With this week being National Burn Awareness Week, here are 5 quick tips to keep you and your family safe!

Create a Kid-Free Zone Teach […]

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With Super Bowl Sunday this past weekend, millions were glued to their television, whether it be to watch the game, judge the halftime performance, or even catch their favorite commercials. In recognition of National T.V. Safety Day, on February 1st, here are a few statistics to consider:

Source: https://www.safekids.org/infographic/tv-tip-over-infographic

By contrast, only […]

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In collaboration with our partners at Teens in the Driver’s Seat® last semester students across the state had the opportunity to take part in the 7th annual Zero Crazy activity to increase seat belt use around their school campus. High school student teams were asked to observe teen drivers and passengers and log […]

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When shopping for older children, skates and skateboards can make for the perfect toy. However, it is important to make sure you buy the right safety gear to ensure that your child is riding safe. With plenty of practice and these safety tips, your kids can roll smart and safe. For more information on toy […]

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Annie Ndolo

MPH Candidate (May 2020), University of Georgia, Epidemiology

Favorite Project: Personally, I enjoy statistics, so my favorite project during my time at SKG was gathering data for our coalitions’ Community Needs Assessments. I got to search the DPH’s OASIS database for the incidence of seven specific unintentional injuries and compile it for our […]

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, cooking safety is of utmost importance and we’ve got just the right tips to help keep you and your children safe around the kitchen:

Avoid carrying or holding a child while cooking near the stove. Ask a visiting relative or family member to be the designated child wrangler and lead […]

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Button Battery Safety

On November 22, 2019 By

Little kids love to explore, and when they find something new, what’s the first thing they do? Put it in their mouths. While shopping the next toy sale, here are few things to consider when buying baby toys with button batteries to fill the toy box. For more information on safe toys for kids, please visit […]

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