Childhood Injury Prevention Program
We understand that keeping your child safe and healthy is one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, knowing all of the best ways to avoid harm can be a challenge. That’s why Bronson Children’s Hospital partners with the community to help parents learn more about how to predict and prevent the leading causes of child injury. We are committed to bettering the health and wellness of your child and others across the region.
Child Safety Events and Activities
If you are concerned about whether your baby’s car seat is installed correctly, or your child’s helmet fits properly, we are here to help. Our year-round community outreach program aims to substantially decrease childhood injuries and hospitalizations. Bronson hosts many child safety events and activities, including:
- Bicycle safety camps
- Helmet safety events
- Community health and safety fairs
- Programs in Kalamazoo County schools
- Car safety promotion, including car seat checks and education
View our upcoming safety events.
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County
Having fun and being safe should be equally important. Our partnership with Safe Kids Kalamazoo County is designed to prevent accidental childhood injuries. We want to help your child by raising awareness, participating in school and community events, providing education programs for families, initiating public policy change and monitoring product safety. Our services include:
- Bicycle and wheels safety
- Burn and fire prevention
- Child passenger prevention
- Home safety
- Pedestrian safety
- Poison prevention
- Water safety
- Car seat safety checks
Check out Safe Kids’ event calendar for more information.
Safe Sleep Practices
Sleep-related infant death is a leading cause of death among infants less than one year of age in Michigan. We want you to know what you can do to keep your baby safe after you head home from the hospital. Learn more about safe sleep and resources available to you.
School outreach program
Your child’s classroom is a great place for us to reach many children at one time. Our school outreach program brings health professionals to area elementary schools. The goal is to address your child and his or her classmates’ common health issues to help encourage long-term health for local families.
Check out these parent newsletters designed to help you stay informed:
For more information about Bronson’s childhood injury prevention program, call Deb Carpenter at (269) 341-8830.