Injury Prevention & Safe Kids

Hours and Location

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3131 O St, 2nd Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Please call for more information.

Photograph of a car seat inspection

Approximately 25,000 to 26,000 Lancaster County residents each year receive treatment in Lincoln emergency departments for an unintentional injury, the leading cause of death for Lancaster County residents 1-44 years of age. The Injury Prevention Program monitors injury levels in our community and mobilizes resources to address leading causes of injury.

Prevention activities from our program include:

  • Monthly child car seat inspections
  • Child Care Transportation Training for licensed childcare providers who transport children
  • Bike and pedestrian safety resources to schools and community groups
  • Home safety education to childcare providers, physicians, and human service agencies to share with the families they serve
  • Education to volunteer youth sports coaches on concussion and other sports injury prevention
  • Swimming pool safety education for residents who have or use “backyard” pools or spas
  • Fire prevention information for owners/managers of multi-unit residential housing

Our program accomplishes these and other injury prevention efforts by working with businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and other City Departments in a coordinated manner which maximizes our combined resources.

Check out these helpful videos made by some of Lincoln's own bike experts in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and 10 HEALTH-TV.