May 17, 2011
Kids Don’t Float: A Drowning Prevention Program Webinar will be held May 19, 2011, 3.00-4.00 p.m., EDT.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 years old and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another four receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
This Southeast Region Injury Control Network (SERICN) webinar discusses the drowning prevention program, Kids Don’t Float (KDF). KDF is a statewide injury prevention program that was developed to address Alaska’s high child and youth drowning rate. A collaborative effort between several state and federal agencies, organizations, and local grassroots sponsors, KDF includes both a life jacket loaner station component and an educational component.
The webinar will be moderated by EDC’s Smita Varia, the Children’s Safety Network Technical Assistance Specialist for the Southeast Region.
To register, visit http://edc.acrobat.com/sericn_drowning/event/event_info.html
Within two days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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