Health

A Safer Generation of Cribs - New Federal Requirements from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Baby-Proofing Your Home

Children are naturally curious. Tasting, touching and feeling are how infants and toddlers learn about the world around them. Take a moment to look at your surroundings from a youngster's point of view. Then make any necessary adjustments to baby proof your home.

Backpack-Related Injuries in Children

Overloaded backpacks used by children have received a lot of attention from parents, doctors, school administrators and the media in the past several years. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were more than 21,000 backpackrelated injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics in the year 2003. Injuries ranged from contusions, to sprains and strains to the back and shoulder, and fractures.

Brain Injury Coalition

The Brain Injury Coalition is a non-profit organization of individuals with brain injury, family caregivers, and professionals who:

  • Provide education about brain injury to the community.
  • Provide information and referral to services specific to brain injury
  • Advocate for brain injury survivors and their caregivers.
  • Maintain a website that provides access to publications and various resources.
  • Maintain a lending library of DVDs related to brain injury.

California Conference of Local Health Officers Policy Platform

Child Safety on the Farm

Thousands of children are injured and hundreds are killed every year by hazards found on the farm. Some of these children are working on the farm while others wander into trouble on their own or are invited into hazardous areas. Implement injury prevention strategies today to protect agriculture's greatest resource, our children.

College & University Immunization Recommendations