St Francis Hospital starts child safety campaign

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)  –  In an effort to keep children safe while riding in motor vehicles Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is kicking off the Buckle Up for Life campaign.

The hospital will use a $32,000 grant from the National Car Seat Education Program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to have trained specialists from the hospital work closely with families and caregivers in the greater Hartford area to educate them about all aspects of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.   In addition families in need will receive free car seats and be properly trained in installing them.

Saint Francis Hospital violence and injury prevention program coordinator Marisol Feliciano says “Our goal is to improve the health and overall well-being of the people in our community by providing prevention and research initiatives that reduce the occurrence and consequence of violence and injury.”

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