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Indiana State Department of Health

Maternal & Child Health (MCH) > Programs And Services > Childhood Injury Prevention Program Childhood Injury Prevention Program

Goal:

Establish a program focusing on awareness and prevention of childhood hazards with FSSA's Division of Family and Children.

Extent of Problem:

  • During state fiscal year 1998, 65 children died as a result of child abuse and neglect, 19 more than in 1997 and the highest number ever recorded in the state.

  • Work with: a) other state and local governmental agencies; b) community and business leaders; c) community organizations; d) health care and human service providers; e) national organizations; and f) university safety programs to coordinate efforts and maximize state and private resources in the areas of prevention and education.

  • Identify and, when appropriate, replicate or use successful childhood hazard programs and procure related materials and services from organizations.

Funding:

  • Childhood hazards education and prevention program received $5,000 from the State General Fund.