Rehoboth, MA, Jan. 28—Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages five and under in America, and a large percentage of these fatalities occur in the home. Many fatal — and non-fatal — childhood injuries can be prevented through easy to implement measures in your living environment.
The Safety Institute, in partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance, is launching a campaign aimed at reducing injuries to small children in and around their homes. The effort will combine the MMSA’s parenting expertise and TSI’s knowledge in the fields of injury prevention and product safety to produce multi-media materials for parents and caregivers of preschoolers on key strategies that will help to reduce and prevent unintentional injuries in the home.
These educational materials will be made available to pediatricians, hospitals, daycare centers and preschools, as well as a through a range of social media venues, so that all adults who care for young children can be are aware of the daily hazards present, and how to can keep naturally curious toddlers free from danger.
“The Safety Institute is pleased to work with the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance, an organization that has a long established history of advancing health and wellness issues. By combining our strengths, together we have the ability to communicate injury prevention strategies to caregivers who may be unaware of these everyday hazards” said TSI Executive Director Lewis Howe.
The Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance is a dynamic organization of physicians’ spouses, physicians, and friends committed to advancing the health and well-being of the family of medicine. The Alliance, in partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society, educates and promotes good health among the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.