The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is the lead agency for Safe Kids Johnson County. The program is affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide, the first and only national organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 14 and younger.
Safe Kids Johnson County is comprised of agencies, organizations, and businesses within Johnson County who work to prevent unintentional injury in children.
Objectives of Safe Kids Johnson County include:
Educating the public about preventing childhood injury.
Promoting ongoing awareness of injury prevention issues through the local media.
Organizing activities highlighting various injury prevention strategies such as:
Upcoming Community Events:
Toy and Shopping Safety
Child Passenger Safety:
Hyperthermia Safety Information:
Sports Safety Information:
Water Safety/Boating Safety Information:
Medication Safety Information:
Product Recalls/Used Children's Products:
IIHS Boosters improve: Most new seats provide good belt fit: Two Safety 1st models are not recommended as boosters
Trouble in Toyland
AAP News, Prevent burns, fires when using space heaters
MMWR, Suffocation Deaths Association with Use of Infant Positioners – United States, 1997-2011
MMWR, Years of Potential Life Lost from Unintentional Injuries Among Persons Aged 0-19 years – US, 2000-2009