Kohl’s Car Seat Clinics Program (Why and how it came to be)
Before there was certification we worked with county health departments statewide offering a short training and helping with public events – 1995 to 1998. Lane County Public Health was the sponsor for the car seat program in Lane County. Heather Duncan worked in the WIC program and coordinated the distribution of seats to their families. Once there was certification we hosted a technician class in Eugene. Heather got certified and then coordinated a regular fitting station at the fire department.
The County Health Department discontinued their involvement in August 2005 and Heather left to become the school nurse at Pleasant Hill. The next phase of the program was a partnership between several agencies in and around Lane County. Head Start of Lane County in partnership with Acts Oregon and Safe Kids USA were involved in the car seat program. A few dedicated Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians struggled to keep some part of this program going. Safe Kids, Lane County Chapter continued with Stacie Hafercamp until she was no longer able to work in the program. During this time Kohl’s entered into the arrangement with PeaceHealth. | MORE–>
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