All programs offered by the Health Bureau's Injury Prevention program are free of charge.
In addition to the services listed below, the Health Bureau also performs educational and prevention activities concerning:
Besides the programs listed on this page, presentations regarding any injury prevention topic area are available to organizations and groups upon request.
To learn more about any of the services listed on the page, or to obtain Injury Prevention services, please email InjuryPrevention@AllentownPA.gov, or call us at 610.437.7598.
For City of Allentown residents only. For caregivers with children who require a car seat, the Health Bureau can help individuals obtain an appropriate car seat and will assist the family in correctly installing the car seat in their vehicle. We also provide additional education regarding child restraints and traffic safety, in general.
In addition, the Health Bureau hosts car seat check events throughout the year, where anyone can sing-up to have their seats inspected. The Health Bureau also checks car seats by appointment.
For Allentown residents only. For caregivers with children under the age of two, who have no safe sleep location in their home. The Health Bureau can help individuals obtain a crib and will provide safe sleep education to reduce the child's risk for sleep-related death.
For residents of Lehigh, Northampton (excluding City of Bethlehem residents), Northumberland, Montour, Carbon, and Schuykill counties. For pregname women or caregivers with children in the home under the age of 18, who quality for any type of government financial assistance.
The goal of the program is to identify injury hazards in the homes of families with children, and distribute prevention supplies to mitigate these hazards. Home injury is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death for young children. A home visit is scheduled with the client to go through the home and identify risks related to fire, falls, window & furniture safety, pest & rodent problems, poison hazards, and other safety issues. As potential hazards are identified, the home visitor will provide recommendations and education about how to correct the hazard, and the client is given safety supplies, such as smoke and CO detectors, child proofing devices, cleaning supplies, pest management supplies, and other items to reduce or eliminate hazards in the home.
For kindergarten through 3rd Grade students in Allentown. The Health Bureau conducts 15-minute, interactive classroom presentations for students concerning pedestrian safety and the dangers involved with cars and crossing the street. The presentation covers traffic lights and signs, looking both ways when crossing the street, and allows the children to interact with pretend roadway and street sings in a safe manner.
For parents and caregivers of children, in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Crime Victims Council, the Health Bureau facilitates classes aimed at parents to help them identify the signs associated with child maltreatment and potential abuse. The classes are weekly for 4 weeks, and are held at community sites in the City.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999