Safe Kids Mid-South
Every year, nearly 10,000 children come to our Emergency Department with an injury that could have been prevented.
Safe Kids Mid-South is our answer to the overwhelming numbers of accidental childhood injuries and deaths. By teaching safety, improving laws and helping to make homes, schools, community centers and streets more child friendly, we are working to make those numbers smaller and smaller.
Safe Kids includes a number of different “Action Teams” that address various injury risk areas and determine prevention strategies. These include:
- Fire (fire and burn prevention)
- Public Policy
- Ready to Roll (wheel safety)
- Safe Crossings (railroad safety)
- Safe Kids Buckle Up (child passenger safety)
- Safe Kids at Home (home safety)
- Safe Medications
- Safe Sleep
- Splash Mid-South (water safety)
- Walk This Way (pedestrian safety)
Safe Kids Mid-South is part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global campaign dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injuries to children. An overall decrease in accidental injury has been documented since the local coalition's inception in 1992.
For more information, please call 901-287-6730.