The Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children's is the only multi-faceted injury prevention program in Arkansas whose mission is to reduce injury, death and disability in Arkansas through service, education, innovative research and advocacy. The center's team of experts works with partners throughout the state to educate families on effective prevention strategies. It only takes only a moment to lose your life due to an injury, but it also only takes a moment to practice safety and prevention.
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Injuries are a significant problem for Arkansas, especially where children are concerned. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the state, and our infant and child mortality rates are extremely high compared to the rest of the country. Arkansas ranks in the top five states for deaths of children 1-14 years of age and in the top 10 for teenagers 14-18 years of age. While the number of injuries and deaths vary across the state, every county in Arkansas is impacted by these events. The good news is that many of these injuries and deaths are preventable. Public education, changes in engineering and access to safety devices are a few intervention strategies designed to reduce injuries.
Evidenced-based policies that support safer choices are also critical to reduce the number and severity of injuries. By incorporating evidence-based information into policy, we can help ensure all Arkansans, including our children, remain healthy and safe.
While kids have gone through two of the most unusual school years in their young lives, they still have the thrill and hope of summer break. But it's always wise to remember that summer can also be an unsafe time for children.
Here are some simple safety tips from our friends at Arkansas Children's Injury Prevention Center. They are the experts when it comes to keeping your family out of harm's way.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the state, and our infant and child mortality rates are extremely high compared to the rest of the country.