Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

January 12, 2016

Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. This year’s $166,000 award will be used to support the purchase of car seats to be distributed in 135 Georgia counties. Funding for these efforts is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

And it works! Since 2007, the education, car seats and booster seats provided through the Mini Grant prevented serious injury or death and saved at least 303 of Georgia’s children who were involved in crashes.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children and it’s up to all of us to do everything we can to protect our children on the road,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “Buckling up our children is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries.”

Throughout Georgia, DPH and county health departments work with community partners to educate parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use car seats, offer car seat inspections and provide car seats and booster seats to financially eligible families. Through the Car Seat Mini-Grant, agencies supporting more than 135 counties are working to keep Georgia’s children safe. These programs help families get their children buckled up right, every trip, every time.

DPH takes great pride in providing opportunities to enhance community outreach programs in Georgia. Through our collective efforts, we can make considerable strides in achieving our goals. For more information on the child Occupant Safety Project, please email or call the office at 404-679-0500. Additional information regarding county contacts can be found at: and scroll through the main page attachments.

2016 Mini Grant Awardees:

Appling, Atkinson, Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Bibb,  Bleckley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Effingham, Elbert, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer,  Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Rabun, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Spalding, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson, and Worth.


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