Preventing Childhood Injuries - 5:16
"In the case of ... African American children, they're susceptible to the suffocations, to the drownings, to burns ... and then pedestrian accident. ... Young black children often live in neighborhoods where the housing is not safe. They may not have fire alarms in them..."
Posted Jan 29, 2016
According to the CDC, each year, more than 12,000 children die from unintentional injuries and more than 2 million are treated for non-fatal injuries. Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President and C.E.O. of the National Congress for Black Women discusses the groups at highest risk for injuries and efforts to prevent unintentional injuries among children. Dr. Williams stated, "In the case of ... African American children, they're susceptible to the suffocations, to the drownings, to burns ... and then pedestrian accident. ... Young black children often live in neighborhoods where the housing is not safe. They may not have fire alarms in them..." Visit NCBW on the web, on Facebook or follow Dr. E. Faye Williams on Twitter.
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