The leading cause of injuries at home and at play are drowning, falls, fires and poisoning. Home and recreation related injuries suffered by infants to adults account for about a third of all injury related emergency department visits. These injuries can be prevented. We have included some prevention resources to help the residents of Butte County stay safe.
Knowing how to prevent one of the leading causes of child injury, like poisoning is important to help keep your children safe and allow them to live to their full potential. It isn't just chemicals in your home marked with warning labels that are dangerous.
Drowning is a leading cause of death in children, including infants and toddlers. Most infant drowning occurs in bathtubs and buckets, while toddlers age one to four occur in swimming pools.
There are so many great reasons to ride your bike, walk or run: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We want kids and families to be active.
Butte County Public Works and Butte County Public Health collaborated on the writing of a Federal Safe Routes to School Grant to increase the walk/bikeability around Oakdale Heights Elementary School in Oroville.
Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family. Of course, accidents happen, and there will be minor scrapes and bruises along the way, especially as kids grow and discover new things. The problem is the more serious injuries that are often completely preventable.