Links

 

CHILD SAFETY SITES


www.seattlechildrens.org/safety-wellness

 

Children’s Hospital website has lots of detailed and accurate safety, injury prevention and health information

 

www.kidsandcars.org

 

KIDS AND CARS’ mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, motor vehicle related event. Lots of safety information to help keep kids safe around cars.

 

www.safercar.gov

 

Buy a safer car with the New Car Assessment Program

 

www.car-safety.org

 

Guides and articles on vehicles and car seat safety

 

www.safekids.org

 

Founded in 1987, Safekids is a global network of whose mission it is to prevent accidental childhood injury. Its “Safety Tips” link is terrific.

 

 

RECALL AND PATIENT INFORMATION SITES


Consumer Products Safety Commission

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from many types of consumer products. You can sign up for email alerts to be notified when the CPSC issues recall notices

 

Center for Disease Control

 

An excellent site for accurate information concerning injury prevention at home, at work or at the playground.

 

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

 

NHSTA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. There site is filled with helpful information for drivers, passengers, bicyclists, car shoppers and parents.

 

Food and Drug Administration

 

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of drugs, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, and cosmetics. A valuable site for information concerning drug and food safety, recalls and warnings.

 

National Institute of Health
www.nih.gov
www.health.nih.gov

 

NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Their “health” web site is an incredible resource for illness, injury and treatment information.

 

eMedicine

 

eMedicine features up-to-date, searchable, peer-reviewed medical journals, online physician reference textbooks, and a full-text article database in 62 medical specialties. This largest and most current Internet medical library and clinical knowledge base is available to physicians, medical students, nurses, and other health professionals free of charge.

 

Washington Health System Quality Assurance

 

Check online whether a health care provider has been the subject of a disciplinary proceeding: