The 4-Safety program is a partnership between Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Dunkin’ Donuts, that seeks to control injuries in children and young adults throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 4-Safety raises awareness and educates families about ways they can reduce their risk of experiencing an injury and live healthier, safer lives.
Injuries are a significant public health concern and are a leading cause of death across all 50 states. Injuries can result in significant pain and disability and often require a vast amount of health care resources to treat. Like other diseases, injuries can be prevented and controlled.
4-Safety hosts events, which focus on a different injury topic each season. Safety topics are chosen based on hospital injury data and community data. Our staff visits each event in the 4-Safety van, which contains a wide screen TV, interactive computer tablets, a sound system, and giveaways.
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Did you know?
- More than twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year (Source: Safe Kids Worldwide)
- Children under 12 years old should always trick-or-treat and cross the street with an adult (Source: Safe Kids Worldwide)
- Drivers should be especially alert from 5:30-9:30pm, the most popular trick-or-treating hours (Source: Safe Kids Worldwide)
- Only 18% of parents will use reflective tape on their children’s costume (Source: CDC)