County Public Health, Governor’s Office Partner on Child Passenger Safety

| January 21, 2015

January 15, 2015 • Coconino County

FLAGSTAFF – The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Injury Prevention Program received nearly $20,000 in grant funding from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for carseat safety education.

Since 2003, CCPHSD has enjoyed a successful partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in promoting child passenger safety and driver awareness. The program recently received $19,447 in grant funding, which will be used to enhance the existing child safety program and purchase materials and supplies.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14,” said CCPHSD Chief Health Officer Marie Peoples. “Research shows that as children age, they are less likely to be in the appropriate child safety seat for their age and weight. Fortunately, correctly used child safety seats are extremely effective and reduce the risk of injury and death as much as 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.”

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Category: Child Welfare, Health

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