On March 9, 2011, School Board Chairman Perla Tabares Hantman proffered a resolution endorsing the National Public Health Week, celebrated this year on April 4 - 10, 2011. This initiative is organized by the American Public Health Association and is intended to promote injury awareness and prevention.
This year’s theme is “Safety is NO Accident: Live Injury-Free” and its goal is helping Americans live injury-free at all times when at home, at school, on the move or in their communities.
Listed below are a few simple safety steps that you can follow to prevent injuries:
On the Move:
Wear a seatbelt in the car, and install and use child safety seats correctly
Wear a helmet when on a bike, skateboard, scooter or other motor vehicles to avoid head injuries
Avoid texting, eating, using the cell phone or grooming while driving
In your communities
Use sidewalks and avoid jaywalking; be mindful of the environment and be cautious when crossing the road, even at familiar intersections in your own neighborhood
Walk facing traffic and make yourself visible at night
Join the 2011 National Public Health Week
and always remember
SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT!