Press Releases

July 19, 2019

About Make Safe Happen

Every year, millions of children are injured in and around the home. The Make Safe Happen app is aimed at helping parents and caregivers learn how to make the rooms in their homes safer. Parents and caregivers can learn as they go room-by-room with safety checklists and links to recommended safety products. You can also set reminders for tasks and track your progress.

July 19, 2019

The Make Safe Happen App

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital developed a mobile app to help families make their homes safer.

June 01, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Once Again Named to Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll at #7. This top distinction is awarded to only 10 children’s hospitals with the most exceptional performance across all specialty rankings.

September 05, 2018

Parents Magazine Announces Nationwide Children's Hospital As One Of The 20 Most Innovative Children's Hospitals

Parents magazine today named Nationwide Children's Hospital as one of the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals based on the results of its comprehensive survey.

March 29, 2017

Nursery Product Injuries: What Families Need to Know

Preparing your home for a new baby can be overwhelming. As parents, we assume the products available for us to buy for our kids are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

March 13, 2017

Nursery Product-Related Injuries on the Rise Among Young Children

Parents of young children use nursery products daily but these products are associated with injury more often than you might think.

August 04, 2016

5 Hidden Household Hazards

There are many things to think about, both in and out of the house that can be an injury risk to young children. Here are a few items you may have in your home that you may think are safe for your kids, but can possibly be dangerous.

January 14, 2016

Fire Escape Plan: Can Your Family Get Out in Less Than Two Minutes?

Once a fire has started, you have about two minutes to get out of your house. Taking a few minutes today to create and practice an escape plan with your family will help make sure everyone knows how to get outside quickly and safely if you ever do have a fire.

March 09, 2015

Why I Created the Make Safe Happen App

In 2010, my husband and I learned that we were expecting triplets. I will not tell you exactly what I said when the doctor did the ultrasound, but “Oh wow!” is a polite paraphrase. For the first time, we began implementing the safety advice I had been giving as an injury researcher for more than a decade – this time making our own house safer for our children.