The developmental and cognitive abilities of children play a significant role in their vulnerability to injury. The function of the Child Injury Action Group (CIAG) is to identify priorities and strategies to reduce child injury in Ohio. The CIAG has identified focus areas to address in their five-year strategic plan including: teen driving safety, bicycle and wheeled sports helmets, infant sleep-related suffocation, sports-related traumatic brain injury, child maltreatment and child restraint/booster seat law review/revision.
Ongoing priorities of the CIAG include:
- Increasing statewide collaboration around child injury prevention efforts
- Building state and local capacity for child injury prevention efforts
- Researching and assessing the feasibility of implementing evidence-based injury prevention policies and programs at the local and state levels
- Promoting evidence-based child and youth injury prevention programs throughout Ohio
How to Join
The CIAG is an action group of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership (OIPP). To become a member of the OIPP or any of the OIPP action groups, please complete the online membership application. You will begin to receive meeting notifications and updates about the group's activities.
For information about meeting dates, subcommittees, pilot project grant opportunities, training and resources, please visit Ohio CIAG.
For more information about the group, please contact the Ohio Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Section at 614-466-2144.
- The Region 7 Occupant Protection Regional Coordinator Agency, Stark County Health Department, will be collaborating with ODH and the Ohio National Guard to offer a car seat check up at the annual Guard Care event. This event is taking place August 10th and 11th in Tuscarawas County. Car seat checks will be offered on Saturday from 10am-4pm. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Child Passenger Safety Week will be celebrated September 15-21 this year. Please check out the NHTSA website for more information!
- National Walk To School Day is happening October 2nd. Contact your local Safe Kids Coalition to learn more about events happening in your community, and find out how you can get involved.
- National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26.