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Child Injury Prevention

Injuries are a major cause of significant death and disability to children in the Contra Costa EMS system. The Contra Costa EMS for Children Program is active with numerous stakeholders in our community in supporting childhood injury prevention activities. The following links and resources are designed to provide Child Injury Prevention information and resources for health care providers and families.

Car Seat Safety for Parents

Guidelines to car seat safety

Children's Safety Network

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Child Injury Prevention Network-Bay Area

Contra Costa Health Services Injury Prevention Project
Conducts classroom, bicycle and pedestrian safety presentations, walking events, helmet distribution and bike rodeos. Working to create a safer street and community environment for walking and bicycling.

Keeping Babies Safe
Keeping Babies Safe exists to provide leadership in keeping babies safe from preventable injuries and deaths associated with unsafe cribs, dangerous children's products and unsafe sleep environments.

Safe Kids
A national and global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

Water Safety Resources

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
Mission is to promote the safety of our children, raise community awareness, influence public policy, educate our community and families, provide resources and support families.

California Poison Control
The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is a statewide provider of immediate, free and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, harzardous or toxic substances. Public information on poison prevention is available in a number of languages on their website.

Sudden Infant Unexpected Death (SUID) and Syndrome Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Providing resources to states, communities, professionals, and families to reduce sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and promote healthy outcomes.