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Arizona Mexico Commission Goes Well

By | June 15th, 2013|General, Prevention|

The annual plenary session of the Arizona-Mexico Commission wrapped up last night with some important health events.  We signed a Cooperative Agreement with the Secreteria de Salud Publica in Sonora to educate people on both sides of the border about the importance of buckling up children and infants.  In the last Child Fatality Review report [...]

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A Boost for Safety

By | August 13th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Booster seats dramatically lower the risk of suffering internal damage, serious spinal injury or worse for kids between 5 and 8 years old.  In  fact, 100% of kids ages 5-8, who were killed in Arizona car crashes in 2010 weren’t restrained in a booster seat.    For years, the AZ's Child Fatality Review Team recommended a booster seat [...]

Holiday weekends call for extra care when driving

By | September 2nd, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

Over the last decade the Labor Day weekend has become one of the most dangerous weekends for car crashes (along with 4th of July and Thanksgiving weekends)…  so this weekend is a great time to think road safety.   Arizona has decreased the death rate from car, truck and motorcycle crashes by almost 50% in the last 5 years- [...]