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Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries.

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Protect the ones you love from falls. www.cdc.gov/safechild Protect the Ones You Love from Falls
Parents can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. Protect the Ones You Love is dedicated to sharing information on the steps parents can take to make a positive difference.

Injury Center Success Story

New Mexico's Broad New Helmet Law Governs Minors

New Mexico Department of Health

photo: father and son holding hands"The true penalty for not wearing a helmet is sustaining a traumatic brain injury, not receiving a traffic ticket. We want the public to focus on the real purpose of the law. Helmets protect children from injuries that may result in extensive rehabilitation, permanent disability, or even death, all for entirely preventable reasons."
- John McPhee, Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator

New Mexico's Broad New Helmet Law Governs Minors

Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP)

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