Injury Prevention

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Understanding Injury Prevention


Injuries harm more children than all childhood diseases combined. Fortunately, most injuries are predictive and preventable and children’s hospitals are working to keep children safe at home, in school, and in vehicles.

Resources

Article
Identify Facility Design Issues to Improve Safety
August 3, 2020

Find and address design issues at the right time in the construction process that could affect patient and staff safety.

Newsletter
Washington Update - July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.

Newsletter
Washington Update - May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020

Advocate for critical COVID-19 steps for kids and explore other important resources.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Allied Groups in Letter to FDA Encouraging Transparency in Review of Premarket Tobacco and E-cigarette Product Applications
April 30, 2020

We joined allied groups in a letter to the FDA encouraging transparency in the review of premarket tobacco and e-cigarette product applications.

Newsletter
Washington Update - March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020

Urge Congress to provide $465 million for CHGME in FY 2021 and pass relief for DSH cuts.

Newsletter
Washington Update - March 6, 2020
March 6, 2020

Urge Congress to provide $465 million for CHGME in FY 2021 and pass relief for DSH cuts.

Newsletter
Washington Update - January 3, 2020
January 3, 2020

Provide feedback on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule.

Newsletter
Washington Update - November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019

Register for the Children's Hospitals' Engagement in 2020 Census webinar.

Presentation or Recording
Educating the Community to Lead Healthy Successful Lives
July 29, 2019

Learn from the expertise of Cohen Children’s Hospital educational services.

Letter or Testimony
Request for Information on Advancing Tobacco Control Practices for Youth and Young Adults
February 14, 2019

CHA submitted a comment letter in response to the RFI that focused on advancing control practices to reduce and eliminate tobacco use among youth and young adults.

Article
A Firearm Safety Toolkit Children's Hospitals Can Adapt
June 7, 2018

Seattle Children's leaned on its experience with previous safety campaigns to increase the use of booster seats and life jackets to develop its firearm safety program.

Article
Amid Increased Drownings, Hospital’s Drowning Prevention Campaign Ups the Ante
May 23, 2018

Following 77 drowning incidents last year, Cook Children's remains vigilant.

Article
Blood Test Helps Identify Abusive Head Trauma in Infants
August 1, 2017

Researchers have developed a blood test to help clinicians identify shaken baby syndrome.

Article
Marijuana Legalization and the Effects on Child Health and Safety
March 13, 2017

As marijuana-laced candies, snacks and treats hit the legal market, child health and safety issues, like accidental ingestion leading to emergency department visits, are emerging.

Article
Give Families the Tools to Store Firearms Safely
February 8, 2017

Seattle Children's Hospital gives away firearm lock boxes and trigger locks at large-scale community events.

Article
How One Children's Hospital Found its Role in Preventing Community Violence
November 9, 2016

Lurie Children’s Hospital leads a violence prevention collaborative that engages stakeholders across Chicago.

Article
Hospital Helps Families Prevent Accidental Gun Injuries and Deaths
June 27, 2016

Phoenix Children’s Hospital helps inform parents of the dangers of unsecured guns and educates them on how to find out if there are weapons where their children play.

Article
The Toll Injuries Take on Employees
February 2, 2016

OSHA statistics on employee injuries on the job and how much it costs hospitals.

Article
Strategies for Helping Employees Stay Healthy on the Job
February 2, 2016

Health care industry employees are injured on the job more than in any other industry. Providing health programs helps them focus on delivering better care.

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