Is The Bus the Safest Way for Your Child to Get to School?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:What steps can you take to make sure the journey to school is a safe one for your student? Listen and find out!
Air Date: 2/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Phyllis Agran, MD
phyllis agran sizedPhyllis Agran, MD, MPH, FAAP is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, doubled boarded in both Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and General Pediatrics. She has been an advocate for public health policies aimed at reducing trauma and injury to children. She received many research grants from the National Center for Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control; the National Institute of Medicine, Child Health and Human Development; the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and, the State of California, Office of Traffic Safety.


Is The Bus the Safest Way for Your Child to Get to School?
School safety begins before children arrive at school, and it doesn't end until they arrive safely back home.

"Congress said back in 1974 that school transportation should be held to the highest level of safety," says Phyllis F. Agran, M.D., MPH, FAAP, lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' newly updated policy on school transportation safety.

"It is very important that parents, pediatricians, and school districts work together to ensure that all children can get to school safely."
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