Make your community aware of the issues. Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers. (Use or modify BioEchoes’ sample Letters to the Editor.)
Let your voice be heard by those who shape public policy. Write letters to your local, state, and national politicians.
Urge your friends, family, and co-workers to keep abreast of the issues. Tell them about the BioEchoes blog, Greater Insight, and encourage them to read it regularly.
Call your community to action. Organize a local group to identify and discuss the health and safety issues in your area and to brainstorm for grass roots action to address them.
Raise an alarm. Encourage others to find out what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say about child transportation safety, from child seats to school buses to teen driving.
Spread the word. Share your new knowledge on other general interest blog sites, like Online Safety Community Mommybloggers.
Advocate for effective public policy to ensure child safety in your community. Locate the VOICES for America’s Children member organization in your state to learn how you can help.
Address an inequity of child safety. Conduct a child car seat campaign to collect and distribute new child seats to poor families who cannot afford these critical safety devices for child passengers.
Improve the safety of child seat passengers. Become a certified child passenger safety technician and help parents properly install child seats in their vehicles.