Health departments get mini-grant -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Health departments get mini-grant

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Car seats aren't cheap, but they are vital to your children's safety.   Eight health departments in our area received grants to buy car seats for new parents in need.    

The Dougherty County health department gives away five every month.   If you already have a safety seat but need help installing it, they'll help you make sure it's safe.

Artiszell Johnson said, "'Cause you know once they go out there if something happens that baby is going to be safe and we always tell moms to remember, buckle up every trip, every time."

Car seats reduce fatal injuries by 71% among infants and by 54% among children ages 1 to 4 years old.     Health departments in Baker, Decatur, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth Counties also received grants.

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