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Children’s Health & Safety 2013, Lansdale, PA

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 August 10, 2013, in Lansdale, PA, over 28 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 85 children and 40 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:

Professionals present: Primary Care Physician (1), Pediatrician (1), Dentists (1), Firefighters (5), EMT Ambulance (2), EMT Helicopter (3), Pharmacist (3), Social Workers (2), Healthcare Students (3)

Educational Activities organized: Teddy Bear Clinic, Helicopter Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration, Sports & Fitness Demonstration, General Health 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

I wish we had this information a long time ago – we would have started doing things to improve our children and our family’s health way before!
– Viral Patel, parent of 9-year-old

I never knew all the things that go on when these emergency vehicles come to help us.  I don’t think I would be afraid to sit inside one anymore if there ever was an emergency.
– Isha Patel, 10 year-old

I have been bullied before and if it happens again, now I’ll know what to do.
– Om Savalia, 10 year-old