Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
Injury Prevention | Child Safety Resources

Injury Prevention Resources

Here at the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC), we provide many safety resources to Cincinnati Children's patients and families, as well as community members of the Cincinnati region. Below is a list of our available safety resources, as well as links to other available safety - related services that are provided here at Cincinnati Children's. For more information or questions about a particular resource, please call us at 513-636-7865, and select "Option 1", or email us.

Interested in having your car seat checked? Find the nearest car seat fitting station to you with our new fitting station list and map.

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.

Topics include:

  • Car/booster seat safety
  • Concussion safety
  • Fire safety
  • Home safety
  • Playground safety
  • Poison safety
  • Wheeled/helmet safety

 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.

Learn more about how to identify and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries from the Cincinnati Children's professionals in Sports Medicine.
Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable . In an effort to raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Protect the Ones You Love initiative.
The best way to protect your children in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides additional information on choosing and using car seats, as well as a Child Seat Inspection Station Locator to help with installation of your seats.

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. 

Learn more about the Ohio AAP.