Governor declares Thursday as National Injury Prevention Day

Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 18, as National Injury Prevention Day in Kansas. This is the second year for this annual observance which shines a light on the need for injury and violence prevention. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all diseases combined. Using safety practices, products and smart policies, many of these deaths are preventable. Safety advocates across the country are working together to educate families and community leaders about creating and supporting safer environments. At noon, the public is invited to take part in a live national conversation about the top injury and violence concerns during a one-hour Twitter chat using the hashtag: #BeInjuryFree