Here are the facts:
- Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in children.
- According to the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health, in 2012 alone:
- More than 2,300 Wisconsin children were hospitalized due to an unintentional injury in 2012.
- More than 2,000 Wisconsin children visited an emergency department due to an unintentional poisoning.
- Almost 3,000 Wisconsin children visited the emergency department for an accident related to a bike.
- Through education and awareness, many of these injuries are preventable.
We need your help!
Help raise awareness by educating the public about these preventable injuries. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, one of the leading pediatric medical centers in the country, has experts who can provide the most current information about child injury prevention. Topics of concern vary by season and also by child developmental age.
Some important summer safety topics include: Heat, dehydration, water and boating, burn prevention (sun, campfire, fire pit, fireworks), wheeled vehicles and helmets, playgrounds, sports and concussion & outdoor poisons.
Check back with us year round for seasonal safety topics.
Please contact us any time for expert interviews, information and additional story angles.
Contact Sara Silver-Traband, Public Relations, Kohl's Cares Grow Safe & Healthy
Phone: (414) 704-1566