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Monthly Car Seat Clinics

The ADPH Injury Prevention Branch conducts car seat clinics on the third Wednesday of each month at the State Farmers Market located at 1655 Federal Drive in Montgomery. These clinics are by appointment only and are typically booked up two months in advance. To schedule an appointment, call Wendy Caraway at (334) 206-3359.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will install car seats for parents and will check car seats that parents have installed themselves. Pregnant women or parents receiving federal assistance such as WIC, Medicaid, Medicare, All Kids, etc., may be eligible to receive a free car seat provided by the Head Injury Foundation - please call the number listed above for details.

Parents or guardians must bring a picture ID to their scheduled appointment. Those seeking a free car seat must bring proof of eligibility, and the child for whom the seat is intended must be present.

Dates

National Observances

February 2-8, 2014

Burn Awareness Week
Thousands of children are burned each year due to reckless use and improper storage of gasoline, as well as by hot liquids, steam, or foods. Learn more about burn prevention at Safe Kids USA.

March 16-22, 2014

National Poison Prevention Week
Learn more about poisoning in Alabama. For more information on this national health observance, visit Poison Prevention.org.

April

National Sexual Assault Month
Learn more about sexual assault/rape and the Alabama Coalition Against Rape. For more information on this national health observance, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 7-11, 2014

National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Learn more about youth violence in Alabama. For more information on this national health observance, visit the National Youth Violence Prevention campaign.

April 14-18, 2014

National Work Zone Awareness Week
Visit The National Work Zone Awareness Week Information Clearinghouse for more information on the importance of safe driving in work zones.

April/May

National Safe Kids Week
For more information on this national health observance, visit Safe Kids USA.

May

National Bike Month
The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week and Bike-to-Work Day. Learn more about bicycle safety. For more information on this national health observance, visit League of American Bicyclists.

May 19-25, 2014

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week
The theme of Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week 2013 is "How We Swimmers Contaminate Pools." RWII Prevention Week focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.

May 19-June 1, 2014

Click It or Ticket Mobilization Dates
Learn more about child restraints and seat belts. For more information on this national health observance, visit Click It or Ticket.

June

Home Safety Month
The Home Safety Council asks the public to participate in the "Hands on Home Safety Campaign" and take some simple hands-on steps to create a safer home environment and help prevent such leading hazards as falls, fires and burns, and poisonings.

June 21

National ASK Day
Parents ask all sorts of questions to protect their children when they go play at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative. But, there is one important question that more than half of parents say it never even occurred to them to ask: "Is there a gun where my child plays?" ASK Day is a national day of focus on the lifesaving message of the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign. Learn more about youth violence and bullying.

June 22-28, 2014

Lightning Safety Week
Hundreds of people are injured and an average of 58 are killed each year from lightning strikes. "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!" is the theme for Lightning Safety Week. Visit the National Weather Service Lightning Safety website for handouts, indoor safety and outdoor risk reduction tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, teacher tools, a kids page, and more.

June and July

Fireworks Safety Months
Learn more about fireworks safety. For more information on this national health observance, visit the National Council on Fireworks Safety.

September

Child Passenger Safety Week
Is your car seat safe? Three out of four are not. Learn more about child restraints and seat belts.

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Learn more about domestic violence. For more information on this national observance and how to get help if you are the victim of domestic violence, visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

October

International Walk to School Month
International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Each year, millions of walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk. Visit I Walk to learn more.

October 6-12, 2013

National Fire Prevention Week
Learn more about the week and the national and ADPH campaigns on the fire safety page. For more information about fire safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

October 7-11, 2013

Drive Safely Work Week
Drive Safely Work Week is the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety's (NETS) annual workplace safety campaign, providing a turnkey way to remind employees about safe driving practices. Find campaign materials year-round at NETS. Learn more about Motor vehicle safety, and Teen Driving provides information on safety for young drivers.

November 23, 2013

International Survivors of Suicide Day
More than 32,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year, and a suicide attempt is estimated to occur every minute of each day. Most people who are suicidal give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning the signs of someone at risk and how to respond to them from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

December

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Help keep your family safe this holiday season. Learn more about holiday safety.


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