Safety aims to prevent injuries across age groups



Bringing injury prevention education to residents across Arizona, Banner’s Safety Town is an interactive mobile town that covers multiple health and safety topics for children, teens, and adults. Participants can stroll among colorful mini buildings and sidewalks, complete with crosswalks and traffic signals, to learn about safety through hands-on activities. The goal of Safety Town is to decrease severe injuries and injury-related deaths in at-risk populations and to promote healthy lifestyles.

The program has successful partnerships with community organizations and elementary schools throughout Arizona, reaching more than 25,000 elementary school children since 2017. Topics include water safety and drowning prevention, fire safety, poison safety, gun safety, stranger danger, healthy living and hand washing, sun safety, animal bites, bullying, playground safety, fall prevention, and safety when using various forms of transportation including bicycles, cars, and near railroad crossings.

Presentations can also be customized to varying audiences, with an emphasis on distracted driving, pedestrian safety, and sports injuries for adolescents, and fall prevention and proper storage and disposal of medicines for older adults.

This free community service is supported entirely by philanthropic gifts to the Banner Health Foundation. Thank you to our Partners in Wellness members SRP, State Farm, and Harkins Theaters for their investment in this program!

Click here to watch a recent 12News story on the importance of water safety to prevent accidental drownings.