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Safe Kids Alaska

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Childhood Injury Prevention is a critical mission of Providence Alaska Medical Center. In 1987, Providence Alaska Medical Center became the lead agency for the Safe Kids Alaska State Coalition. The mission of Safe Kids Alaska is "Preventing Childhood Injury in The Last Frontier" by addressing unintentional, preventable injuries to Alaska's children ages 19 years and under. We are part of the Safe Kids Worldwide​ network, based in Washington DC.
 
Child Passenger Safety (CPS) car seat certification and education programs and services, International Walk to School Day "Walk This Way" pedestrian safety program, reflectors/visibility education and resources, fire safety, children's safety fairs, bike safety and helmet education, smoke detector and CO education, and Kid's Don't Float life jacket loaner stations are a few of the health and safety programs available to children and their caregivers throughout the state. Coalitions and CPS fitting stations of Safe Kids Alaska​ are established statewide.
 
The program is aided in its efforts by Providence's Safety Seal, a life-sized character who has become the symbol of Providence injury prevention.​
 
Safe Kids Alaska is a founding member of the Alaska Child Passenger Safety Coalition and sponsor of the Coalition website: www.carseatsak.org
 
For more information about the following programs, contact Sara Penisten, RN, BSNS, CPST-I:
  • Lead Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Instructor
  • Instructor: Safe Travel for All Children; Transporting Children With Special Healthcare Needs
If you are interested in more information about programs available in Alaska, please visit the State of Alaska Safe Kids web site.
 

Safe Kids Alaska Statewide Contacts

 
Lead Child Passenger Safety instructor
CPS Instructor Children With Special Needs
Kid's Don't Float
Injury Prevention Program Manager
Community Health and Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS)
State of Alaska, DHSS
Contact: Gordon Glaser
(907) 269-3433 or Gordon_Glaser@health.state.ak.us
 
SAFE Kids Alaska State Coalition
 
Child Passenger Safety Technician
PCC ANTHC: Injury Prevention Specialist
Alaska Area Native Tribal Health Consortium
Contact: Lt.Ryan Hill, MPH, USPHS
1901 South Bragaw -Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99508
907 729-3799 or RHill@anthc.org
 
Program Manager: Child Passenger Safety Program
Southcentral Foundation / CIRI
Contact:  Kelly McManus
4320 Diplomacy Drive, Anchorage, 99508
907 729-4991 or kamcmanus@anmc.org
 
Alaska Area Native Hospital :Anchorage
Department of Pediatrics
Contact:  Lt Comm. Arlene Patuc, RN, USPHS
Anchorage, AK 99508 or apatuc@anmc.org
Director : Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC)
Member : SAFE KIDS Alaska State Coalition
Anchorage Child Passenger Safety "Fitting Station"
Contact:  Ron Perkins
6901 E.Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99521
907 929-3939 or  asc1@alaska.net
 
In Fairbanks
Corlis Taylor, Education Director
Fairbanks SAFE KIDS Coalition Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
1650 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907 458-5585 or corlis.taylor@bannerhealth.com
 
In Soldotna
Jane Fellman, RN
Soldotna (Kenai Peninsula) SAFE KIDS Coalition Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Instructor
Central Peninsula Hospital
250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669
907 714-4539 or jfellman@cpgh.org
 
In Homer
Sue Brooks, RN
Homer (Kenai Peninsula) SAFE KIDS Coalition Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Technician
South Peninsula Hospital
4300 Bartlett Street, Homer, AK 99603
SMBR@sphosp.com
 
In Juneau
Karen Lawfer
Juneau SAFE KIDS Coalition Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Injury Prevention Program Manager
Community Health and Emergency Medical Services
State of Alaska: DHSS
POB 110616, Juneau, AK 99811-0616
907 465-8632 or Karen_Lawfer@health.state.ak.us
 
Colleen McNulty, RN
Juneau Public Health
Lead Child Passenger Safety Instructor : Juneau SAFE KIDS
Colleen_McNulty@health.state.ak.us
 
Chapters of SAFE Kids Alaska
 
Kodiak
Darla Merritt
Kodiak Island SAFE KIDS Chapter Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Director of Education
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center
1915 E. Rezanof Drive, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
907 486-9569 or dmerritt@provak.org
 
Lt Melburn Dayton
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Kodiak Island Coast Guard
Kodiak Island SAFE KIDS
907 487-5757 or mdayton@cgalaska.uscg.mil
 
Mat Su Valley
Elizabeth Ripley
Mat-Su Valley SAFE KIDS Chapter Coordinator
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Valley Hospital Community Planning Director
515 East Dahlia, Palmer, AK 99645
E.Ripley@Valley-hosp.com
 
Gwen Brosh, Program Manager
Child Passenger Safety Instructor
Mat-Su Services for Adults and Children
Mat-Su Child Passenger Safety Fitting Station Coordinator
Mat-Su Valley SAFE KIDS
gbrosh@mssca.org
 
Seward
Seward SAFE KIDS Chapter
Providence Seward Medical Center: Community Services and Planning
POB 365, Seward, AK 99664
907 224-2830
 
Yukon Kuskokwim
Tom Fazzini
Bethel SAFE KIDS Chapter : Child Passenger Safety Project
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Yukon Kuskokwim Native Health Corporation Injury Prevention
Program Manager, Emergency Medical Services
Thomas_Fazzini@ykhc.org
 
Nome
Duffy Halladay
Nome SAFE KIDS Chapter: Child Passenger Safety Project
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Norton Sound Health Corporation : Nome EMS
Box 966, Nome, AK 99762
907 443-3306 or halladay@nshcorp.org
 
Norton Sound
Karen O’Neil, MD
Norton Sound Health Corporation
Nome SAFE KIDS Chapter : Child Passenger Safety Project
oneill@nshcorp.org
 
 
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