In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  For poisonings, dial the Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

Accidental Injury

By definition, an accidental injury is an injury that could have been prevented. While 100% of all home injuries cannot be prevented, many can. The Healthy Homes Coalition wants families to be safe in their homes.

 

What are the most common accidental injuries in the home?

All combined, burns and scalds, falls, and poisonings are responsible for 86% of home injury deaths. Drowning only comprise 3% of home deaths, and fire arms only 1%. All accidents are preventable.

Trips and falls are the leading cause of unintentional home injury and cause 43% of home injury deaths. Fires and burns are the third leading cause of accidental home injury and cause 9% of home injury deaths. But fire is not the only way children get burned. Bathing and kitchen related accidents are the most common causes of scalds and result in approximately 3,800 injuries each year.

Poisonings are the cause of 34% of home injury deaths, and are the result of not only chemicals kept in reach of children, but also carbon monoxide poisoning and misuse of medication.

Data from the National Center for Healthy Housing

Did You Know...

69% of homes with young children store household chemicals in unlocked areas.

Contributing to Community

When Hugo, Jenn, and Lisa go to homes to help stop kids from hurting, their first order of business is to identify the things that are making the greatest contribution to harming children. Once they assess the environment, they know how much various factors are contributing to the problem.

At Healthy Homes, we talk about contributions all the time.


Join the Super-Clean Team!

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves to help a family make their home safe for their kids? Join the Super-Clean Team!


Healthy Homes for Healthy Kids Helps Families Take Charge

When Laura's* son had an elevated lead level, a nurse with Cherry Health suspected the rental home could have lead hazards and referred the family to Healthy Homes. After helping the family perform dust wipe testing, Laura learned that their windows, entryway, and soil all had high lead levels.