About Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness

A healthy kid is a happy kid. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides resources to help you and your child build healthy habits. Established in 1991, the Office of Child Advocacy, now Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, takes an active leadership role in teaching healthy habits for children including injury prevention and educating children and their families on healthy lifestyle choices. Advocacy and outreach educational programs are at the heart of the Norton Children’s mission.
Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness is funded through donations to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Our efforts are focused around:

  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Key community partnerships
  • Government relations
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Middle schooler thriving after scare as a baby, now giving back

Kentucky Country Day School seventh grader Ryan Shaps raised $3,500 as a social action project for his bar mitzvah and through sponsors for the Norton Sports Health 10K he ran in September. He is donating […]

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5 things to keep in mind when buying toys

Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and even us, as adults. And while most toys are safe, they still cause a staggering number of trips to the hospital. According to the Consumer […]

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‘Text neck’ syndrome and some ways to ease the strain

We’ve all heard about the dangers of too much screen time for kids. Now, there is a new health concern about a possible physical injury associated with spending all that time on the phone: “text neck” […]

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Preventing teens’ abuse of opioids and other drugs

Would you notice if you were missing any of those prescription pain relievers leftover from your surgery last summer? Do you even know how many pills are in those bottles in the back of your […]

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Home & BMW Raffle winners drawn at Snow Ball

The winners of the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle were drawn during the annual Snow Ball gala on Saturday, Nov. 23. The grand prize winner of a beautiful new home in Norton […]

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