Safe Kids Austin recognizes the opportunity and necessity to advocate for policies that prevent and/or minimize childhood injury. One of the coalition’s greatest strengths is the diversity of our members who help to inform a systematic approach to the advocacy opportunities that exist at organizational, local, and state levels.
Current Safe Kids Austin Positions
Safe Kids Austin uses position statements to describe the coalition’s view on childhood injury risks and associated prevention strategies. A position statement is a researched explanation and/or recommendation regarding a specific issue.
- Child Passenger Safety – Rear-Facing Car Seats (2017)
- Child Passenger Safety – Booster Seat Use (2017)
- Water Safety (2017)
- Bicycle Safety (2016)
Briefs are an overview of a particular injury risk area and the associated recommended prevention strategies. Briefs are created from the full researched position statements listed above. More information will be posted soon.