News and Events

Monthly Car Seat Clinics

The ADPH Injury Prevention Branch conducts car seat clinics on the third Wednesday of each month at the State Farmers Market located at 1655 Federal Drive in Montgomery. These clinics are by appointment only and are typically booked up two months in advance. To schedule an appointment please call (334) 206-3359.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will install car seats for parents and will check car seats that parents have installed themselves. Pregnant women or parents receiving federal assistance such as WIC, AllKids, Food Stamps, or Medicaid, may be eligible to receive a free car seat provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health- please call the number listed above for details.

Parents or guardians must bring a picture ID to their scheduled appointment. Those seeking a free car seat must bring proof of eligibility, and the child for whom the seat is intended must be present.

The car seat program currently exist in four other locations in the state (Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville). Please call (334) 206-3359 for more details.

National Observances

February 3-9, 2019
Burn Awareness Week
Thousands of children are burned each year due to reckless use and improper storage of gasoline, as well as by hot liquids, steam, or foods. Learn more about burn prevention at Safe Kids USA.

March 17-23, 2019
National Poison Prevention Week
Learn more about poisoning in Alabama. For more information on this national health observance, visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

April 8-12, 2019
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Learn more about youth violence in Alabama.

April 8-12, 2019
National Work Zone Awareness Week
Visit The National Work Zone Awareness Week Information Clearinghouse for more information on the importance of safe driving in work zones.

April 2019
National Sexual Assault Month
Learn more about sexual assault/rape and the Alabama Coalition Against Rape. For more information on this national health observance, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April/May 2019
National Safe Kids Week
For more information on this national health observance, visit Safe Kids USA.

May 2019
National Bike Month
The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week and Bike-to-Work Day. Learn more about bicycle safety. For more information on this national health observance, visit League of American Bicyclists.

May 20-26, 2019
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week highlights the roles that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries.

May 20-June 2, 2019
Click It or Ticket Mobilization Dates
Learn more about child restraints and seat belts. For more information on this national health observance, visit Click It or Ticket.

June 2019
National Safety Month
The Home Safety Council asks the public to participate in the "Hands on Home Safety Campaign" and take some simple hands-on steps to create a safer home environment and help prevent such leading hazards as falls, fires and burns, and poisonings.

June 22, 2019
National ASK Day
Parents ask all sorts of questions to protect their children when they go play at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative. But, there is one important question that more than half of parents say it never even occurred to them to ask: "Is there a gun where my child plays?" ASK Day is a national day of focus on the lifesaving message of the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign. Learn more about youth violence and bullying.

June 23-29, 2019
Lightning Safety Week
Hundreds of people are injured and an average of 58 are killed each year from lightning strikes. "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!" is the theme for Lightning Safety Week. Visit the National Weather Service Lightning Safety website for handouts, indoor safety and outdoor risk reduction tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, teacher tools, a kids page, and more.

June and July 2019
Fireworks Safety Months
Learn more about fireworks safety. For more information on this national health observance, visit the National Council on Fireworks Safety.

September 2018
National Suicide Prevention Month
During the month of September mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members come together to promoth suicide awareness, specifically during National Suicide Prevention Week-September 9-15, 2018- and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Visit Suicide Prevention Lifeline and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for more information.

September 15-21, 2019
Child Passenger Safety Week
Is your car seat safe? Three out of four are not. Learn more about child restraints and seat belts.

October 2019
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Learn more about domestic violence. For more information on this national observance and how to get help if you are the victim of domestic violence, visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

October 2019
International Walk to School Month
International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Each year, millions of walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons--all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk. Visit I Walk to learn more.

October 1-5, 2018
Drive Safely Work Week
Drive Safely Work Week is the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety's (NETS) annual workplace safety campaign, providing a turnkey way to remind employees about safe driving practices. Find campaign materials year-round at NETS. Learn more about Motor vehicle safety 

October 7-13, 2018
National Fire Prevention Week
Learn more about the week and the national and ADPH campaigns on the fire safety page. For more information about fire safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

October 21-27, 2018 
National Teen Driver Safety Week
This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about rules they need to follow to stay safe when they are driving. Lean more about Teen Driving safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

November 17, 2018
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
More than 32,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year, and a suicide attempt is estimated to occur every minute of each day. Most people who are suicidal give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning the signs of someone at risk and how to respond to them from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

December 2018
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Help keep your family safe this holiday season. Learn more about holiday safety.

Page last updated: June 12, 2019