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The next “Building Safety on Your Block (BSOYB)” Home Safety Day will be Saturday Oct. 4, 2013, for the communities of Over-the-Rhine, Price Hill, Avondale, Lincoln Heights, and Norwood.Protect the ones you love by preventing home injuries, the leading cause of death for children under 5. Home injuries are preventable, and there has been a reduction in injuries for those homes that participated in previous BSOYB Safety Days. Learn about what you can do and receive up to $100 worth of installed home safety equipment at no cost to you. This includes: carbon monoxide detector, safety gate, window locks, door knob covers, swivel outlet plates, cabinet / drawer locks, and more!
If you have a child or care for a child under the age of 5 in your home, consider signing up for a free home safety visit.
Or, come to the event and volunteer to help educate families and install equipment.
Cincinnati Children's recognized that youth who are under 5 years of age are injured more commonly in the home setting and efforts were needed to affect this population of children in Hamilton County. Distributing and installing proven products to families in need that make children safer in the home has been shown to reduce injuries.These efforts started in Norwood with PIN (Preventing Injures in Norwood), a hospital / community partnership comprised of key community organization members and individuals. PIN was formed to begin to combat unintentional pediatric injuries by combining the expertise of its various agencies with a tangible, low-cost, community-based intervention for home safety outreach. The concept is to provide high-risk families for injury with proven safety products to be used in their home to make children safer. Our injury prevention work started with a home safety project which utilized a community “Safety Day” concept to increase home safety equipment use within low-income families’ homes containing children under the age of five. As a result, PIN’s Safety Day project educated Norwood community members about unintentional injuries, engaged families in injury prevention practices, provided families with effective injury prevention products, and resulted in over one hundred thirty families receiving home safety education and equipment installed by PIN community members and PIN (head) volunteers.Building on of our success in implementing an effective home injury prevention project in Norwood, we look to expand our work into other communities with high injury rates in Hamilton County, OH; Avondale, Over-the-Rhine and others.
We will be adding additional communities and continue to try to spread the safety day work into all of Hamilton County.
If you are interested in a Safety Day in your community, please contact Dawne Gardner-Davis 636-3153.
Through a unique partnership with committed community organizations and churches, the Kohl's Injury Prevention and Education Programs at Cincinnati Children's in partnership with Children's Comprehensive Injury Center (CCIC) offers a comprehensive approach to injury prevention and education focused on eliminating injury as the leading cause of death for children. These programs provide community members across the Tristate the opportunity to learn about injury prevention and practice safe behaviors.
Read more about the Kohl's Care partnership with Cincinnati Children's.
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