Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time

Safe Kids Cobb and Safe Kids Douglas were recently awarded the 2018 Car Seat Mini Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini Grant, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) and community partners work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in Cobb and Douglas counties. This program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help ensure Georgia’s children are safe while riding in motor vehicles.

Since 2007, the education, car seats and booster seats provided through the Mini Grant prevented serious injury or death and saved over 300 of Georgia’s children who were involved in crashes.

“It’s our responsibility to keep our children safe on the road,” said Lisa Crossman, Deputy Director for CDPH. “The Car Seat Mini Grant is a great opportunity to help our community and to help protect our children from serious injuries or even death in motor vehicle crashes.”

In Cobb and Douglas counties, the Safe Kids Coalition educates parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use car seats, offers car seat inspections and provides car seats and booster seats to financially eligible families. Through the Car Seat Mini Grant, agencies supporting more than 130 counties are working to keep Georgia’s children safe. These programs help families get their children buckled up right, every trip, every time.

For more information about the car seat program, call 770-852-3285 in Cobb or 770-949-5155 in Douglas.

To learn more about the child Occupant Safety Project, please email injury@dph.ga.gov or call the office at 404-463-1487.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community. since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.