Childhood Safety

Injury is the #1 Killer of children and teens in the United States. The UC Davis Level I Pediatric Trauma Center treats over 1,300 children each year for preventable injuries. The most common causes for the injuries are falls, car crashes and violence. Our Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program educates communities on teen safe driving, childhood traffic safety and youth violence intervention. Contact us for more information on how to bring our education programs into your community..

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Project ADAM Sacramento

Project ADAM Sacramento is committed to making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) universally available to all children and adolescents, as well as working toward eradicating sudden cardiac death in children through research, education and prevention initiatives.

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Poison Control Center

The Northern California Poison Control Center at UC Davis provides parents with a 24-hour hotline for emergency information about potential poisoning. Specially trained pharmacists, registered nurses and physicians certified in medical toxicology are available to respond to questions about poison ingestion; irritation from toxic substances; animal, insect, snake or spider bites, and attempted suicides or drug overdoses.

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpreters are always available.

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