Safe Kids Northeast Florida
Safe Kids Northeast Florida, a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, and led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital , was founded in 2003. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's, along with grants from Safe Kids Worldwide, and public and private contributors.
Our mission brings together local organizations to promote pediatric injury prevention, and offer programs to prevent accidental injuries to children ages 19 and under.
About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 19 and under. For more information visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Web site.
|Safe Kids Northeast Florida/Wolfson Children's Hospital|
Cynthia Dennis, Coordinator
Poison Prevention Week March 18-24
Parents play important role in keeping young children safe
Congress and President John Kennedy proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention week in 1962. The goal remains to raise awareness about the dangers to children of poisoning and advocating ways to prevent poisoning. Nine of 10 poisonings happen within the household. The most common victim are young children ages 1-2.
Here are Tips for Parents and Helpful Resources
Every 12 days, a child under age 6 dies from an accidental medicine-related poisoning. Every hour, a child is hospitalized, and every nine minutes a child goes to the emergency room. While the number of ER visits has decreased since an alarming peak in 2010, far too many children are still in danger because they get into medicine, underlining the need for ongoing education and awareness building.
-- Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe Medicine Storage: Recent Trends and Insights for Families and Health Educators March 2018
News and Events
Child car safety seats checks
Ongoing - call for appointment today
Keep your little ones safe
Check up events are held at the Safe Kids Northeast Florida facility located at Metro Square Office Park (3563 Philips Highway) in Jacksonville, Florida. The inspections are done by certified technicians for free but appointments are necessary. Technicians can teach you about correctly fitting and installing inside your vehicle.
Read the list of Car Seat Checks done by Safe Kids Northeast Florida.
Safe Kids offers tips on:Car Seat Safety Tips
Is the car seat your using safe? Check the recall list
Not only INSIDE the car, Safe Kids wants to keep children safety AROUND cars. Get more information here...
It's about keeping them safe.