September 14 to 20th
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children under the age of 14. One of the best ways to protect our children is the proper use of child passenger safety seats. But over 90 percent of car and booster seats are improperly used. September 14 to 20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. The Utah County Health Department (UCHD), SafeKids, and others are coming together to encourage the proper use of car seats.
On September 18 at 5 p.m. , the UCHD will offer a free car seat installation class for care-givers (parents, grandparents, day-care providers ... anyone who regularly transports a child) at the Utah County Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo). Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will demonstrate the proper use and installation of infant and child car seats. Booster seats and child seat belt use are also discussed. The class is free and no registration is required, but prompt attendance is enforced.
For dates and times or other classes, please see http://www.utahcountyonline.or g/Dept2/Health/Health%20Promot ion/Injury/CarSeatClass.html or click on the "Calendar" tab above.
The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, responding to public health emergencies, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth. org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uch ealth, www.instag ram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept a>, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd< /a>. The UCHD is a partner with Utah's Public Health Departments.