safe_kids_austin_logoSafe Kids Austin Mission

The mission of Safe Kids Austin is to reduce childhood injury and death in children ages 14 and under.

Safe Kids Austin Vision

The vision of Safe Kids Austin is to create safer communities in the Austin Metropolitan Area and surrounding counties.

Who We Are

Safe Kids Austin, led by Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, the nation’s first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of accidental childhood injury. Safe Kids Worldwide is made up of more than 600 state and local Safe Kids coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Safe Kids Austin consists of more than 30 community, civic and state organizations. The Coalitions’ initiatives include classroom-based programs and educational events for families. The Coalition focuses on promoting safety in vehicles, around water and while walking and biking.

What We Do

Safe Kids Austin 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.

Dr. Crocker Speaks to Increased Drowning Events