Atlanta, GA 30329
Who We Are
Safe Kids Georgia is dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury. The focus is on one specific problem: more children 1 to 14 die from accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, poisoning and falls than any other cause.
Accidents kill one million children each year around the world and permanently disable many more. And almost all of the injuries are preventable. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
What We Do
Safe Kids Georgia promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. In the United States, Safe Kids partnerships have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury - saving an estimated 38,000 children's lives. Locally, this is done thru community partnerships, advocacy, public awareness and distribution of, and education on the proper uses of, safety equipment.
How We Do It
Safe Kids Georgia depends on the support of grass roots networks in its 22 local coalitions to implement safety programs and hands-on training throughout the State of Georgia. These grass root networks work closely with law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, health and safety experts, professionals, educators, parents, businesses, foundations, governments, policymakers, volunteers and most importantly, children to educate and protect families. By mobilizing communities at the local level, we provide public education programs, facilitate engineering and environmental modifications, enact and enforce laws and regulations and conduct research to drive our programs and determine the efficacy of our efforts.