Injury & Illness Prevention

In addition to our efforts to combat childhood obesity, Children's has resources for parents, schools and healthcare workers to promote child wellness. The prevention of illness and injury of children, from birth to adulthood, is a way we work to enhance their lives and improve our communities.

   
 
IntheNews
  • Booster Seat Safety Booster Seat Law

    Effective July 1, 2011, all children under 8 years old must be properly secured in an approved car seat or booster seat in Georgia. Learn the details you need to know to help keep children safe.

 
   

Some of our other programs related to injury and illness prevention include:

  • Asthma Management Education  
    Promotes the health of children with asthma.
  • Flu Season
    The best way to reduce your risk for the flu is to get vaccinated each year. 
  • Project S.A.V.E.  
    Provides consultation to prevent sudden cardiac death in Georgia schools.
  • Safe Kids  
    A state-wide network whose goal is to prevent unintended injury in children ages 14 years and younger.
  • School Nurse Liaison/Consultant  
    Assists schools with student reentry by teaching school staff how to care for each child's medical condition.
  • Scoliosis Screening  
    Provides annual screening children, as well as annual training for school nurses about screening for scoliosis.
  • ThinkFirst 
    Educates children and teens about the prevention of brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through an age-appropriate curriculum.