Safe Kids Austin Mission & Vision
The mission of Safe Kids Austin is to reduce childhood injury and death in children ages 14 and under. Our vision 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 is a community coalition consisting of more than 30 community, civic, and state organizations. The coalition focuses on reducing child injury primarily by promoting safety in vehicles, in and 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 through community partnerships, advocacy, public awareness, education, and distribution of safety equipment.
Safe Kids Austin Campaigns
Biking is a great way for kids to have fun, be active and gain a sense of freedom. Yet more children age 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. Follow these safety tips to help prevent bike injuries.
Child Passenger Safety
Keeping your child safe while on the go is important. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14 years old. Child safety seats, when used correctly, can reduce serious injury by up to 71 percent. Follow these safety tips to keep your child safe when in the car.
Drowning is the leading cause of death from an unintentional injury among children ages 1 to 4 years old, but drowning is 100 percent preventable. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a day at the lake, or a dip in your neighborhood pool, make sure everyone stays safe in the water.