In an effort to address the communities' high demand for injury education, the Comprehensive Children's Injury Center has developed the Safety Fair to Go program. These portable boxes contain a variety of injury topics and include step-by-step curricula, educational materials, and props. Individuals can borrow the boxes free of charge for use in their community, school, or church; the CCIC will provide training sessions in using the boxes. For more information or to borrow a box, please complete this online request form.
The Safety Resource Center, which is located in the Family Resource Center (Main Hospital, Location A, 1st floor), provides injury prevention items such as car seats, booster seats, bike helmets, smoke detectors and other items to the hospital community at an affordable price. The Safety Resource Center also offers free educational materials about a variety of safety topics.
The Family Resource Center sells the injury prevention items Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm. For more information or to inquire about purchasing a product, please call 513-636-7606.
Cincinnati Children's is a member of the Safe Kids USA campaign and the lead organization of the Greater Cincinnati Safe Kids Coalition.
Their goal is to prevent your child from being injured in a motor vehicle crash, fire, scalding, pedestrian activity, poisoning, choking, bike crash, fall, water activity or shooting.
They provide public education, media outreach and community programming. In addition, they distribute safety products, propose legislation, collect local injury data and evaluate local injury prevention programs. To learn more about their work in the communities, please contact Dawne Gardner, Injury Prevention Coordinator, at 513-636-3153.
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country's fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs. They are comprised of hospital-based, community-oriented programs, whose efforts are anchored in research, education, and advocacy. The IFCK focuses on preventing injuries among children in at-risk neighborhoods, as well as educating families in the Cincinnati area about risky behaviors. Ultimately, our goal is to create safer places for children to live and play.
To learn more about their work in the communities or to volunteer for their upcoming activities, please contact Dawne Gardner, Injury Prevention Coordinator, at 513-636-3153.
The Drug and Poison Information Center works to provide you with important prevention information, educational materials, first-aid information, common household hazards and references to national helpline organizations and agencies.
The phone number for the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center is 513-636-5111. You may also call a national hotline, 1-800-222-1222, and you will be connected to the center that serves your area.
The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics promotes the health, safety and well-being of children and adolescents so they may reach their full potential. The Ohio AAP works to accomplish this by addressing the needs of children, their families, and their communities, and by supporting Chapter members through advocacy, education, research, service, and improving the systems through which they deliver pediatric care.