For Parents

 Dad and girl fishing

Whether it’s a painful fall that results in broken bones or an accidental poisoning from a household cleaning product, few children manage to get through childhood without at least one trip to the emergency department

In Oregon and the U.S., unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among children. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that each year, one in four children are injured seriously enough to require medical attention. Most of these injuries could have been prevented. Most accidental injuries are caused by falls, motor vehicles, fires and burns, drowning, poisoning, choking, suffocation, and guns. Our community partners, educational materials and safety products can help you keep your child safer at home and in the car.