Unintentional injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Also, each year one out of every four children needs medical attention for an unintentional injury.
The Solution: Safe Kids
Safe Kids Maine is one of more than 600 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Safe Kids Maine is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of unintentional injuries can be prevented.
Safe Kids Maine provides outreach and safety information to the public. The mission of Safe Kids Maine is the same as Safe Kids Worldwide (SKWW): to prevent unintentional childhood injury, a leading killer of children age 14 and under. - more
The risk areas for unintentional injuries to children include child passenger safety, bicycle and pedestrian safety, fire and burn prevention, water safety, sports safety, home safety and more. - more
Unintentional injury is a leading killer of children 14 and under worldwide. Most of these unintentional injuries can be prevented by taking simple safety measures. - more
Local, state, and national agencies and individuals may be contacted for information on safety information, training opportunities and technical assistance. - more