In New York State, injuries are the leading cause of death for children. In addition, injuries result in an average of over 18,000 hospitalizations among New York's children, 19 and younger.
The Rockland County Department of Health Child Injury Prevention Program is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make children's lives safer. Some of the topics we address include: bicycle safety, safety in the home, toy safety and recalls, child passenger safety, drowning and water safety, shaken baby syndrome prevention, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) prevention, choking prevention, poison prevention, and more!
We offer a variety of presentations, educational materials and safety events for parents, caregivers and children. Please call (845) 364-3292 or (845) 364-3290 for more information.
For more information on Child Injury Prevention:
The New York State Department of Health has launched the Injury-Free Kids Campaign to make parents and caregivers aware of the leading causes of childhood injuries and how to prevent them. This parent-friendly website provides important safety information for parents and caregivers, including: fact sheets, injury data, educational programs, and other resources (such as tool kits, publications, and links to websites). You, as a parent or caregiver, can play a major role in preventing childhood injuries.
Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14.
Recalls provides better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.