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Councilmember Michael Stinziano Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week

September 17-23, 2017, marks National Child Passenger Safety Week. Councilmember  Michael Stinziano urges all parents and guardians to protect their child’s future at every stage of life by ensuring the use of appropriate car seats for young people in Columbus.

Columbus Public Health, in coordination with the CelebrateOne infant mortality reduction initiative and the Safe Kids Central Ohio Injury Prevention program, distributes and installs child safety seats in vehicles to eligible families at significantly reduced costs.

In May 2016, President Pro Tem  Priscilla Tyson and Councilmember Stinziano sponsored $20,000 in funding to support additional staff for the Childhood Injury Prevention Program. In June 2017, President Pro Tem Tyson, and Councilmembers  Shannon HardinJaiza Page and Stinziano secured an additional $20,000 in funding to support the program. This collaboration provided up to 500 additional car seats for installation.

"Columbus Public Health has done an outstanding job in stepping up to meet the demand of parents seeking car seats," said Stinziano. "This is an important initiative to keep our City's most vulnerable population safe in vehicles. I appreciate the support of the Public Health Department and my colleagues on Council in helping meet this need."

For more information regarding the City of Columbus Injury Prevention Program, visit