Aligning with national health and safety initiatives including those from US Department of Health & Human Services Stop Bullying initiative, The National Institute of Health “We Can!” program, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, BAPS Charities Children’s Health and Safety Days encourage dialogue between children and their families while providing participants with the tools and resources for a better lifestyle: anti-bullying, healthy life choices, and safety in a technology-driven world.
On September 28, 2013, in Jackson, MS, over 34 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time at BAPS Charities Children’s Health and Safety Day to educate and bring awareness to 85 children and 80 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:
Professionals present: Dental and Hygiene Students (4), Safety Specialists (1), Police Officers (6), Firefighters (3), EMT (Ambulance) (3), EMT (Helicopter) (3)
Educational Activities organized: Teddy Bear Clinic, Police Car Tour, Helicopter Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration, Sports & Fitness Demonstration, BMI and photo ID, General Health Education, Heart Healthy education
Educational Lectures: Anti-Bullying, Cyber Safety, Being Healthy
Workshops: Let’s Move! (active lifestyle), Reducing screen time, Nutrition, Hygiene, Home and Auto Safety, Sun Safety, First Aid/ CPR, Poison Prevention, Medication Safety