Safe Kids San Diego
Did you know that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and long term disability in children under the age of 14? The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable. In 1992 Rady Children’s signed on as the lead agency for a local coalition of Safe Kids USA to form Safe Kids San Diego. This organization is a grassroots coalition of citizens and organizations committed to unintentional injury.
The group convenes monthly to discuss injury trends and plan community-based educational programs. Task forces were developed to address the most prevalent injury areas, such as drowning prevention, child passenger safety, home safety, sports and recreation safety, and pedestrian safety. Activities include annual “April Pools Day” events at community pools, child passenger safety checkup events, Junior Home Inspector programs, Bike Safety Rodeos and International Walk To School Day. The public is welcome to attend.
Report to the Community
Safe Kids San Diego and Health and Human Services of San Diego County collaborate to produce a “Report to The Community”. The report provides information on trends in unintentional death and injury in the county and compares this data to previous reports. This report provides valuable information to guide future programming and provides and overview of activities that have addressed key risk areas from previous reports. Download the PDF of this report.
Safe Kids San Diego also offers presentations on various safety topics, which you can request.
For information on Safe Kids USA, visit www.safekids.org.