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Title
Children’s of Alabama Offering Virtual Safety Programming to Schools
Date
04/02/2021
Description

 BIRMINGHAM (April 2, 2021) — Schools across Alabama may now schedule virtual safety programming through Children’s of Alabama to help children avoid accidental injury.

This programming, which has traditionally been conducted in person, is conducted by the Safe Kids Alabama Division at Children’s of Alabama. The Safe Kids Alabama mission is to prevent unintentional injury in Alabama children under 19 years of age, with a focus on motor vehicle safety. According to the Alabama Child Death Review System, vehicular fatalities are the single largest category of accidental child deaths in Alabama.

To inquire about scheduling programming at your school or youth-focused community program, please contact Julie Farmer at 205-638-9804, via email at julie.farmer@childrensal.org or visit www.childrensal.org/SAFEKids.

Current educational sessions focus on brain and spinal cord injury and teen driver safety:

  • The Think First Alabama program addresses safety for youth through the prevention of common traumatic injuries, such as bicycle safety and helmet use, concussion awareness and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety.
  • The focus of the Teen Driver Program is to reduce teen driver injuries and fatalities by providing an interactive educational experience through teen driver safety events around Alabama. The program provides education for teen drivers as well as research on risk behaviors for the state.

Safe Kids Alabama programming is supported by funding provided by Kohl’s Cares. Kohl’s has been a supporter of Children’s of Alabama for nearly 20 years.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 567,000 outpatient visits and more than 11,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.

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