Injury Prevention & Safe Kids
Hours and Location
- Office Hours
- Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- 3140 N St, 2nd Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
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32,440 Lancaster County residents each year receive treatment in Lincoln emergency departments for an unintentional injury, the leading cause of death for Lancaster County residents 1-34 years of age. The Injury Prevention Program monitors injury levels in our community and mobilizes resources to address leading causes of injury.
Prevention activities from our program include:
- Coordinates and schedules monthly child car seat inspections
- Providing bike and pedestrian safety resources to schools and community groups
- Conducts training for childcare providers on choking, poison prevention, and electrical safety
- Coordinates coaches clinics to educate volunteer youth sports coaches on concussion, and other sports injury prevention
- Offer swimming pool safety seminars for residents who have or use "backyard" pools or spas
- Conduct fire prevention trainings for owners/managers of multi-unit residential housing
The Injury Prevention Program was involved in installation of 130 count down pedestrian traffic signals at high risk locations in the City. An older adult fall prevention series was developed to educate residents of public housing facilities.
Our program accomplishes these and various other injury prevention efforts by working with businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and other City Departments in a coordinated manner which maximizes our combined resources.
Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County was chartered in 1995. Its mission is to prevent the number one killer of children 14 years of age and younger - accidental injury. Coalition Task Forces address priority injury areas including: child passenger safety, child pedestrian and bicycle safety, sports injury prevention, fire and burn prevention, water safety, and home safety.