“Injuries are among the most under-recognized public health problems facing the United States today. About 20 children die every day from a preventable injury – more than die from all diseases combined. Injuries requiring medical attention or resulting in restricted activity affect approximately 20 million children and adolescents and cost $17 billion annually in medical costs”. - CDC Injury Report
Keeping our youngest patients/children safe can be especially challenging as healthy development requires opportunity to explore their environment and learn. However, most injuries are preventable. The following information and resources are organized by the leading causes of unintentional injury death among infants through age 8.
American Academy of Pediatrics