Safe Kids Northeast Florida
Safe Kids Northeast Florida is a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Northeast Florida was founded in 2003 with Wolfson Children's Hospital serving as its lead organization. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's Hospital, public and private grants and donations, and grants from Safe Kids Worldwide. Our mission is to bring together local organizations to address our area's pediatric injury prevention needs, and to prevent accidental injuries in children fourteen and under with initiatives directed at those needs. Safe Kids Northeast Florida operates as part of the community outreach of The PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
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 14 and under.
More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. The organization was founded in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital, lead organization of Safe Kids Northeast Florida, is a grateful recipient of a Kohl’s Cares grant in support of its injury prevention efforts for children. Watch for Kohl’s Gear Up 4 Safety events throughout the year in “News and Events.” Click here to learn about helping kids.
News and Events
Saturday, May 18 Safe Kids Day
Safe Kids Day
Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, will celebrate Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 18 at the Riverside Arts Market from 10am - 4pm, with a bike safety and helmet fitting station. Children can bring their own helmet for an inspection and fitting or receive a new helmet if needed. Join us to learn how to make your kid a safe kid!
Injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States, and 9,000 families lose a child every year to a preventable injury. That’s one family every hour. When a child dies or is seriously injured the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But, the majority of these injuries are completely preventable.
In partnership with Children’s Tylenol and through support from the GM Foundation and Wells Fargo, Safe Kids Day will be celebrated in more than 100 communities across the United States. All events will focus on celebrating kids and helping families learn simple things they can do to protect children everywhere.
Keeping Children Safe Inside the Home
Protecting kids from the potential risk of tip-overs by making sure furniture and TVs are secured is an important way to help keep them safe.
For more information and helpful publications you can print out click here...
More News For Parents
Read about booster seats, threat from coin-sized batteries, and drop-side cribes safety. Click here...
VideosThere are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
Safe Kids Northeast Florida/Wolfson Children's Hospital
Cynthia Dennis, Coordinator