Safe Kids Northeast Florida 

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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
Phone: 904.202.4302

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

Medicine capsule - clearly a danger to an adult but no so for a child

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

Graphic showing trips to ER by children being accidentally poisoned

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.

    Infants to preteen using the right restraint device while being passengers inside a vehicle

    Related Resources - Links
    There are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
  • Take Action Against Distraction
  • Water Safety

  • Safe Kids
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Pool Safety (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Product Recalls Lookup (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Summer Safety Fun for Kids -- Helmutt® and Bicycle Helmet
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site)
  • Water Safety Video (Click here to watch this very important 27-minute video to make sure your children are water safe!)
  • Fire Prevention For Kids (interactive site for kids)

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