Unintentional injuries - such as those caused by burns, drowning, falls, poisoning, and road traffic - are the leading cause of death and disability to children in Boston and in the United States. Each year, one out of every four children ages 14 and under sustains an injury serious enough to require medical treatment.
Injuries are preventable! The Injury Prevention Program works to reduce the risk of injury through education, technology, and legislation. By offering training on behavioral strategies such as supervision and secure storage of poison hazards, improving access to prevention resources such as bicycle helmets and smoke alarms, and increasing correct use of devices like car seats and window guards, the program helps parents, caretakers, and providers to keep kids safe.
Click on the links below to find out ways you can help protect children from unintentional injuries: