18th Annual Holiday Mocktail Party

November 20th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Please join us for the 18th Annual Holiday Mocktail Party!


                                                    Thursday, November 30
Mocktail 5:30-8:00 pm


 DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East


   3663 Park East Dr
Beachwood, OH 44122


 Tickets Required! $10 per person in advance – $15 per person at the door – kids under 12 are free

Please RSVP by November 27 to Mandy (216.983.1105 or mandy.nagle@uhhospitals.org).


Want to avoid hand cramps from filling out those raffle tickets? Want to save money on your raffle tickets?

Special pre-event ticket sales

$50 for 75 raffle tickets

Only available through Monday, November 27.

Pre-purchase your raffle tickets and we will have them ready and pre-labeled for you at the registration table! Tickets at the door will be $1.00 a ticket! Take advantage of this great deal!

Please contact Mandy at 216.98.1105 or Mandy.Nagle@UHhospitals.org to learn more about getting your pre-purchase raffle tickets.

Safe Kids/Safe Communities November Meeting

October 30th, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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4th of July Newsletter

June 20th, 2017 at 9:06 am

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The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. Safe Kids Greater Cleveland reminds parents that while fireworks can be fun to watch, they also can be dangerous, especially around kids, so whenever possible, leave the firework displays to the professionals.  To help organizations do so, we have social media posts.



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Fourth of July – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

While celebrating Independence Day, remember safety comes first! Whether you are at a family cookout or watching fireworks in the park, designate a sober driver. This is a day you celebrate freedom, not lose it.  Drive Sober or Get Pulled over! To help spread this message, we have social media posts and graphics for you to use.



Next Meeting

Next Meeting HeaderHope to see you all at our next Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting on July 11 at 10:00am-11:00am in Berea at the pavilion by Coe Lake (17 Berea Commons). We will be talking about water safety, pedestrian safety, hyperthermia prevention, Recognition Meeting, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, teen driver safety and much more! RSVP to Heidi (heidi.dolan@uhhospitals.org).

July Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting Reminder

June 16th, 2017 at 10:31 am

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Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities May Newsletter

May 23rd, 2017 at 4:02 pm

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The weather is finally warming up in Cleveland! The summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for families, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. During the summer, Safe Kids Greater Cleveland wants to remind parents and caregivers to be keep kids safe at home and around water during these fun months. To help organizations do so, we have provided social media posts for summer safety and water safety, a water safety press release template, infographics and handouts. To get the materials, please see here.


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Click It or Ticket

The annual Click It Or Ticket campaign started on Monday and this year the Cuyahoga County Safe Communities Coalition and participating police departments have a unique way to get out their buckle up message – painted rocks.  Building on the rock painting and hiding phenomenon, the Cuyahoga County Safe Communities Coalition partnered with Brook Park Police Department and Ford Intermediate to come up with this creative and engaging way to spread an important safety message.

The students at Ford Intermediate have been hard at work painting hundreds of rocks and personalizing each of them with a seat belt message.  Police departments throughout the county received decorated rocks to be hidden throughout their communities with a goal of residents finding them, sharing the message on social media, and rehiding for someone else to find and do the same.  Those who find the rocks are encouraged to post their findings on the Cuyahoga County Safe Communities Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CuyahogaCountySafeCommunities.  The objective is simple:  find a rock, share your find on social media, and rehide the rock to do your part to spread the buckle up message.  If you are interested in getting rocks to hide in your community (or getting more rocks), contact Rachel Farinelli at 216-983-1107 or Rachel.Farinelli@UHhospitals.org.

To continue to spread the Click It or Ticket messages with social media posts and inforgraphics, please check them out here.


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Memorial Day may be the official kick off to summer but it also the perfect time to remind motorists to stay safe on the roadways. Take a look at social media posts you can use to remind everyone to have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

May Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting Minutes

May 10th, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting Minutes

May 2, 2017

Thank you to Sohan Shah for speaking to the group about his findings about distracted driving.

Old Business

  • Patrick’s Day – Community Outreach – thank you to everyone who posted St. Patrick’s Day messaging on their social media pages.
  • Car Seat Recycling Day – thanks to our coalition members that came out to help take apart car seats in March.
    • Next car seat recycling day is set for Tuesday, June 27 from 9a-1p. Contact Rachel to volunteer.

New Business

  • Safety Calendar – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to order
    • Topics include bicycle safety, summer safety, water safety, hyperthermia prevention and fireworks/4th of July safety.
  • Bicycle Safety – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to order materials and learn more
    • School Outreach – Bike to School Week (May 8-12) kits will be available. Kits include curriculum, giveaways, ideas for hosting events, etc.
    • Community Outreach – limited amount of materials for you to take out. Helmet fitting guides, general bike safety, giveaways and helmet fitting tapes are available.
      • If you have an event that you want bike safety materials/activity at, please let Mandy know. We have great activities for you to borrow.
    • Bulk Bike Helmets are available. Contact Tom (vilt@uhhospitals.org) or visit http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/programs/bike-helmet-sales-bulk-orders  to learn more
  • Safety Town Toolkits – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to reserve your Safety Town toolkits
    • Toolkits for bicycle safety, poison prevention and child passenger are available.
    • If you are interested in having someone from Safe Kids come talk at your “parent day” at Safety Town, please let Mandy know.
  • Hyperthermia Prevention – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to order postcards (great for fit stops)
    • If you have any suggestions for a media pitch, please let Mandy know
  • Water Safety – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to order materials
    • Materials include handouts, infographics, curriculums and stickers
    • Want to do a World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, June 22. Contact Mandy to partner.
  • Summer Safety – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to order handouts
  • Lending Library – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to reserve activities. Dates filling up fast so please tell us your dates soon.
    • Safe Communities activities include Fatal Vision Goggles, Sum it up cup, Distract a Match, Brain Behind the Wheel and Seat Belt Survivor
    • Safe Kids activities include poison or Halloween ring toss, summer safety series with dart board and pull up banners, water safety banner and sports safety, pedestrian safety and Halloween bean bag toss
    • General activities include plinko with safety questions, corn hole and spin wheels
  • Child Passenger Safety Roll Call – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to learn more about having a child passenger safety technician come to your roll call to teach law enforcement about CPS.
  • Safety Squad Fire Safety – contact Carli (markiewitz@uhhospitals.org) to reserve a show
    • Participating schools will receive 25 free smoke detectors.
    • Quantities are limited and cost for show will still apply.
  • International Walk to School Day – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) if you are interested in your school being the STAR school for the 2017-2018 school year
    • International Walk to School Week is October 2-6. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Safe Communities Facebook – please “like” Cuyahoga County Safety Communities on Facebook (facebook.com/CuyahogaCountySafeCommunities )
  • SIDNE – contact Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org) to schedule the SIDNE at your school for the prom/graduation season and summer events
  • Driver Education Scholarship Program – contact Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org) to help with contacting the students in Euclid, Shaw, Collinwood and Glenville
    • Partnering with New Beginnings Driving School in Euclid
  • Click It or Ticket Kickoff- Join us on Monday, May 15 from 12p-2p at Brook Park Recreation Center
    • Each organization will receive rocks that are painted by the students at Ford Intermediate School in Brook Park
    • Lunch is being provided – please RSVP to Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org)
    • Flyer is here
  • Click It or Ticket – contact Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org) to order materials
    • Materials include magnets, coasters, napkins, yard signs, banners and social media
  • Click It For a Ticket – contact Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org) to participate
    • Looking for a couple more schools to participate. Participation includes pre-event seat belt observations, education/outreach activities, “ticketing” event with treats and post intervention.
  • Teen Driving ROADeo – contact Rachel (farinelli@uhhospitals.org) to learn more about volunteering
    • Event will be Tri-C Western Campus in Parma on Saturday June 24 from 10:30a-12:30p
    • Need help with local vendors including tire companies, car shops, etc.
    • Also need volunteers to help set up from 7:30a-10:30a
    • Students will register with Eventbrite for $15. At the event, they will receive a $25 gift card.
    • Flyer for the event is here
  • Drugs and Addiction 911Monday May 15 at 13601 Ridge Rd., North Royalton from 6:30-8:30p
    • Topic will be “Empowering yourself and your family to be a part of the solution.”

Coalition Business

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events:
    • Annual Safe Kids/Safe Communities Recognition Luncheon – Tuesday September 12 from 11a-1p. Location TBD
    • 18th Annual Holiday Mocktail Party – Thursday November 30 from 5:30-8:00p at DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East
      • Sponsorship forms and donation request letters are ready. Please let Mandy know if you need any.
    • Safe Sitter – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to set up a class
      • Upcoming classes are found at http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/programs/safe-sitter
    • Volunteer Opportunities – contact Mandy (nagle@uhhospitals.org) to volunteer
      • Healthy Kids Running Series – Sundays from May 7-May 21 from 1p-3p at Westlake Recreation Center
      • Parade the Circle – Saturday, June 10 at Wade Oval in University Circle (Need help from 1p-4:30p)
      • Teen Driving ROADeo –Tri-C Western Campus from 7:30-10:30a
    • Charity Shoot – contact Ken (taylor@uhhospitals.org) to learn more about sponsoring or participating. Event is Sunday, June 4 at South Cuyahoga Sportmen’s Club
    • Fundraising Opportunity – visit strongsvilleduckrace.com/rainbow-safety/ to buy a duck to support Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities coalition.
      • Ducks are $10 a duck or 3 ducks for $20. If your duck wins the race you receive a prize too.
      • Half of the money from each duck comes to our coalition.
    • Activity Reports – the best way to let us know what you are doing is the fill out activity reports! You can fax it 216.983.1180, email it nagle@uhhospitals.org or go to our website at www.injurypreventioncenter.com/safe-kids/activity-reports
      • Please keep sending your social media posts too!

Thank you to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for arranging the meeting and lunch! Our delicious lunch was provided by Mission Barbeque in Parma!

Thank you to everyone that came to the meeting! Hope to see you all in July in Berea!


Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities April Newsletter

April 21st, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Playground Safety

Spring is officially here, and a trip to the playground is a great activity that both parents and kids enjoy. During this Playground Safety Week, April 24-30, Safe Kids Greater Cleveland wants to remind parents to actively supervise their kids when playing on a playground. To help organizations do so, we have provided social media posts, a press release template, infographics, handouts, blog posts and more materials. Playground Safety materials can be found here.

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Distracted Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Help spread the word to members of your community. Social media graphics and posts are available as well as bags, magnets and street signs with the Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive message to order.

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Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities Member Meeting is Tuesday, May 2 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol – Brook Park Station (5225 W 140th St., Brook Park). Meeting is 10:00am-11:00am with lunch provided. Join us and learn more about bike safety, summer safety, hyperthermia prevention, safety towns, motorcycle safety, volunteer opportunities, Click It or Ticket, Seat Belt Enforcement, Distracted Driving, Teen Driving ROADeo and Prom/Graduation. For more information and to get RSVP, please contact Heidi (Heidi.Dolan@UHhospitals.org)


Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all voluVolunteer Opportunities Headernteers! Safe Kids/Safe Communities needs YOUR help on Sunday April 23, 30, and May 7, 14 and 21 at the Healthy Kids Running Series. The event is from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Westlake Recreation Center! Contact Carli (Carli.Markiewitz@UHhospitals.org) to learn more and to volunteer.


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The Cuyahoga County Safe Communities Facebook page wants to know what our police departments are up to! We will be highlighting a new police department every month for our “Department of the Month” Facebook series. To help us chose between all of our wonderful departments, please let us know what you are doing during the summer months! For more information and to let us know what you’re up to please contact Rachel (Rachel.Farinelli@UHhospitals.org) or Mandy (Mandy.Nagle@UHhospitals.org).

May Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting

April 19th, 2017 at 10:57 am

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March Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting Minutes

March 13th, 2017 at 9:11 am

Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities

Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2017


Speaker – thanks to Meredith Ondak for coming to talk about Ohio Department of Health Tobacco Grant and the Cuyahoga County Tobacco Collaborative. For more information, please contact Meredith at ondakm@bbhcsd.org

Old Business

  • Welcome Isaac Markiewitz to the family! Carli and baby Isaac are doing wonderful!
  • Mocktail Pictures – please go to http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/posts/291 to check out pictures from Mocktail
  • Super Bowl Outreach – thank you to everyone that took out the coasters and posted safe driving messages on social media.
  • 2017 Child Passenger Safety Conference – 169 attendees from across the state. Attendees received 6 CEUs.

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March Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting

March 6th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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