Unintentional Injuries in Children

Injury related death due to unintentional injuries remains a major public health issue. Unintentional injuries are accidental in nature and were not deliberately caused by another person with the intent to cause harm.

The DeKalb County Board of Health has over 25 years (1990-2015, Safe Kids of DeKalb) in providing unintentional injury prevention programs and services for children and families.  Currently DCBOH provides public information and education on the following childhood injury prevention issues:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Fire/ Burn prevention
  • Infant Safe Sleep
  • Water Safety/ Drowning Prevention

Our programs target school aged children, parents, grand parents and caregivers, law enforcement, elected officials, and health care providers.   If you have questions about childhood injuries please contact Brandi Whitney,  Health Promotion and Prevention Coordinator, DeKalb County Board of Health, phone: 404-294-3700.

Unintentional Injury Topics

Fact Sheets

Safe Kids of DeKalb

Contact Safe Kids Georgia for information on Safe Kids initiatives in DeKalb County. Safe Kids Georgia is a part of the Safe Kids Worldwide umbrella of coalitions’ addressing unintentional injuries to children ( usa.safekids.org ).  Safe Kids Georgia promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children.