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 3, 2013, in Robbinsville, NJ, over 18 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 105 children and 40 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:
Professionals present: Pediatrician (1), Dentists (1), Police Officers (2), Firefighters (4), EMT (Ambulance) (2), Nutrition Specialist (1), Pharmacists (6), Pediatrics (1), Dentist (2)
Educational Activities organized: Teddy Bear Clinic, Police Car Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration, General Health Education
Educational Lectures: Anti-Bullying, Cyber Safety, Being Healthy
Workshops: Hygiene/Hand Washing, Sun Safety, Dental Hygiene, Poison control, First aid, dehydration