Photo and Media Opportunity for Dr. Olivia Kasirye Discusses Steps to Prevent Child Drownings


Departmento of Health and Human Services
Ann Edwards

6/7/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    (916) 875-2008


Sacramento, CA – Sacramento County has already experienced 5 near-drownings and drownings this season, and the summer season has just begun.  According to Safe Kids USA, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children ages 1 to 4.  Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye will discuss the steps parents and caregivers can take to prevent such accidents.    

WHAT:    Residential poolside photo and interview opportunity with Sacramento County Public Health Officer, 
                Olivia Kasirye to discuss steps to prevent child drownings.

WHEN:    Friday, June 8th, 1 pm – 2 pm

WHERE:  (Please wait in front of residence until Laura McCasland arrives to escort you)
                1749 Carmelo Drive
                Carmichael, CA 95608

WHY:     Sacramento has already experienced three child drownings and two near-drownings this summer
                season. There are steps that families can take to prevent these accidents from happening.