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Injury prevention month: weekly themes :

September 7, 2016

Help the Academy support National Injury Prevention Month by participating in weekly themes throughout September.

Week 1: Back to School Safety is an opportunity to talk about safety when walking to school, school bus safety and more. Find talking points at

Week 2: Safety at Home focuses on poisons, choking hazards and home appliance safety. Visit for a new video on lawn mower safety and see Access parent information at

Week 3: Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, culminates with Seat Check Saturday, Sept. 24. Download free handouts at See the video by certified car safety seat technician Benjamin D. Hoffman, M.D., FAAP:

Week 4: Safety for Active Kids promotes safety in sports. New safety videos on trampolines, heat stroke and sports are available at See for a Parent Plus article on overuse injuries.

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