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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Car Seat





CCBOH Awarded Car Seat Mini-Grant
Up to 8 Families a Month Will Be Able to Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time

JONESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2015) -  TheGeorgia Department of Public Health's (DPH), Injury Prevention Program is pleased to announce that theClayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) has been named a 2015 recipient of theChild Passenger Safety Mini-Grant.   

CCBOH is one of 137 Georgia counties selected to participate in the Mini-Grant program, funded by a $161,000 grant to DPH from theGovernor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The Mini-Grant will provide the CCBOH with up to eight (8) car seats per month through the end of the year to distribute to families in Clayton County.  

TheChild Passenger Safety Mini-Grant programhelps county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. Since 2007, at least 283 children in Georgia who were involved in crashes were saved from serious injury or death by car seats, booster seats, and education provided through the Mini-Grant. 

"Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children and it's up to all of us to do everything we can to protect our children on the road," said Dr. Alpha Fowler Bryan, CCBOH District Health Director. "Buckling up our children is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries." 

Throughout Georgia, DPH and county health departments work with community partners to educate parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use car seats, offer car seat inspections and provide car seats and booster seats to financially eligible families. Through the Car Seat Mini-Grant, agencies supporting more than 135 counties are working to keep Georgia's children safe.  These programs help families get their children buckled up right, every trip, every time. 

DPH and CCBOH take great pride in providing opportunities to enhance community outreach programs in Georgia. Through our collective efforts, we can make considerable strides in achieving our goals.

For more information on the Child Occupant Safety Project, please email injury.prevention@dph.ga.gov or call the office at 404-679-0500. Additional information regarding Clayton County can be obtained by contacting Felicia Howard, program coordinator of the CCBOH Making Our Mothers Succesful (MOMS)/Parents As Teachers (PAT) program at 678-610-7249  or email greean.howard@dph.ga.gov. Also, visit www.gacarseats.com and scroll through the main page attachments.