Safety and Community Outreach


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  • Safety and Community Outreach

    The Safety and Community Outreach program is part of Children's Emergency Services at Batson Children's Hospital. Our program focuses on educating parents and caregivers on preventive health measures and opportunities to improve child health and well-being.

    In the United States, injury is the leading cause of death and disability for children. Mississippi's accidental death rate is twice that of the rest of the country. More than 350 children, adolescents and young adults die each year due to unintentional injuries. In every age group except infants less than one year of age, accidental death is the leading cause of death.

    Our goal is to increase child safety awareness across the state. Reaching this goal could not be accomplished without the help of federal, state, and community partners that share our common interest in community health education.

    Click below for more information about the program.