We send our kids out into the world with a kiss and the hope that they will stay safe. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with generous support from Kohl’s Department Stores, has launched a seasonal educational initiative to promote the prevention of the most common injuries seen in our emergency department – injuries that are leading causes of death for kids and parents.
Each season, a coloring contest page is published here on this website, in ThisWeek newspapers, in Columbus Parent magazine and in The Bag deliveries in Marion, Newark, Zanesville, Chillicothe and Lancaster. Children up to 16 can enter to win prizes by coloring the contest page and dropping it off at a Kohl’s store in the Greater Columbus Area during the contest period. Entrants will receive a participation ribbon and a “Safety for All Seasons” Activity Book. For each Kohl’s store, three prizes will be awarded. First: $25 Kohl’s Gift Card and a new bike helmet. Second: $10 Kohl’s gift card and a new bike helmet. Third: $5 Kohl’s gift card and a new bike helmet. Watch for the next contest in June!
Entering the contest is not necessary to receive an Activity Book - they are free and available all year (while supplies last) at Nationwide Children's Hospital Close to Home and ChildLab locations, and downloadable for print right here:
Moving around is great for your health! Kids who are active tend to…
be more fit
have better balance
get hurt less
have an easier time playing with other kids
might even get sick less!
Get one hour of play every day!
If you would like to print these, please set your printer setting to 11x17.
Teen Safety: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know that you DO have the greatest influence over your teen's behavior in preventing car crashes and deaths. Talk with your teen about staying safe behind the wheel. Then, keep the conversation going. You can steer your teen in the right direction, and "Parents Are the Key" has proven steps that can help.
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) is working in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to reduce death and disability in kids.
The Trauma Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is also a major resource for injury prevention for the children of Central Ohio.
The Central Ohio Poison Center provides free, confidential emergency poisoning treatment advice -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Check out the H1N1 Resources page or search our internet site www.NationwideChildrens.org for information about the influenza virus or any other health or safety topic!
Learn more about how the Kohl’s Cares for Kids® program directs time, effort, and funding toward keeping kids safe and healthy across the country.
For car seat questions and places to get your car seat checked, please check out www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm, http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Ease-of-Use, and www.safekidscentralohio.org/ (click on "Events")
If you need to call about car seat fittings and other questions, try:
(614) 722-6524 Nationwide Children's Hospital Passenger Safety
(614) 722-2400 Safety Research and Policy
(614) 645-7748 Columbus Public Health
1-866-CAR SEAT (1-866-227-7328) Ohio Traffic Safety Office
Activity Book Solution Pages
For more information contact the K.I.S.S. Program Coordinator at (614) 355-0679.