Prevention Tools and Programs
Unintentional, preventable injuries are the leading killer of children in the United States. Unfortunately, more children die from injuries that could have been prevented than from all diseases combined. Whether you are a parent, educator, coach or caregiver, knowing how to keep your environment safe could save the life of a child. The following resources, programs and information are designed to educate you on safe practices to prevent unnecessary injuries.
Norton Prevention & Wellness provides information and programs to keep your family safe and prevent injuries, including:
If you were a second-grader in Jefferson County after 1993, chances are you took a field trip to Safety City. For 25 years, nearly 150,000 second-grade students from private, public, parochial and home school programs […]Read Full Story
Most parents realize they’re in for some sleep deprivation when having a newborn at home, but now researchers have determined it takes much longer for sleeping habits to return to normal. A recent studyfound sleep […]Read Full Story
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Most of the remaining cases of leukemia in children […]Read Full Story
Audrey Sims’ first clue that her twins’ birth would be complicated came at 14 weeks of pregnancy, when a routine ultrasound found that one of her sons, Aiden, had a blocked lymph node, which can […]Read Full Story