Injury Prevention

Safe Kids Cape Fear Coalition

New Hanover County Public Health is the lead organization for the Safe Kids Cape Fear Coalition, which serves New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. The coalition focuses on reducing unintentional injury among youth by providing community education and implementing programs in the areas of child passenger safety, water safety, bicycle safety, fire safety, and medication/accidental poisoning safety. The coalition partners and collaborates with several organizations in the tri-county region committed to reducing childhood injury. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Safe Kids Cape Fear Coalition, or want to request a program or presentation, contact coalition coordinators: Matthew McVey ( and Paige Lundberg ( 

Child Passenger Safety

New Hanover County Health & Human Services is one of several permanent car seat checking stations in the area where parents/caregivers can receive information about child passenger safety from a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and have their child’s safety seat check for proper use and installation. Appointments are required at this location. To schedule an appointment for a car seat check at HHS, please contact Paige Lundberg at or (910)-798-3507.

To locate all other New Hanover County and North Carolina permanent checking stations, visit  

For additional information on child passenger safety, visit:


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