Safe Kids OverviewIt is often overlooked that unintentional injuries or “accidents” are the number one killer of children. As a leader in children’s health in our community, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is the host agency for the local coalition: Safe Kids San Mateo/Santa Clara County. Packard Children's Hospital provides the coalition coordination and the meeting site. This coalition consists of parents, law enforcement, health professionals, firefighters, business leaders and others working to reduce the number of unintentional injuries to children in our community by providing prevention education, activities and events.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. Safe Kids San Mateo/ Santa Clara County is one of more than 450 coalitions worldwide working in 16 different countries.
Community OutreachSafe Kids San Mateo/ Santa Clara County works with other safety minded individuals and organizations to increase community awareness by participating in local health and safety fairs, National Child Passenger Safety and Safe Kids week, car seat check-up events, bike safety education and much more. We also serve as a resource to community members and professionals working to reduce childhood unintentional injuries. To learn more about Safe Kids events and classes visit our calendar. The coalition holds bi-monthly meetings at which the group decides upon future goals and activities and hears from speakers on a number of child safety topics. The coordinator facilitates these meetings.
- Coalition Members, Agencies and Supporters
- Meeting Calendar
- Top Five Things that Make a Safe Kid
- Trainings and Classes
- Safe Kids USA
- Kids Plate Grant