SAFE KIDS

Each year, among those newborn to 19 years of age, an average of 20 youth die from unintentional injuries. Nearly 12,000 youth are treated in emergency rooms for serious but nonfatal injuries in Fulton County.

The Fulton County Board of Health is the lead agency for the Safe Kids Fulton Coalition.Our Child Unintentional Injury Prevention Program aims to reduce the number of unintentional injuries of children up to age 19 through:

  • Informing parents and guardians and encouraging behavioral changes that reduce injuries
  • Distributing safety equipment such as car safety seats and bicycle helmets
  • Promoting policy changes for car, bike and pedestrian-related safety
  • Developing community partnerships

 

The Child Unintentional Injury Prevention program works to build safe and healthy communities through the Safe Kids Fulton Coalition. 

 
Safe Kids Fulton Coalition is a non-profit organization that includes safety officials, experts, and volunteers from around the county. It is part of Safe Kids of Georgia and Safe Kids Worldwide in Washington, D.C.  Safe Kids Coalition members teach parents, caregivers, and children throughout Fulton County by focusing on preventing the most common unintentional injuries.

SAFE KIDS PROGRAM SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Violence and Injury Prevention
  • Child Passenger Car-seat Safety
  • Vehicle and Road Safety
  • Bike/Wheeled Sport Safety 
  • Pedestrian Safety 
  • Water Safety 
  • Fire and Burn Safety 
  • Home Safety 
  • Sports Safety

THE FIVE MOST COMMON AREAS OF CHILDHOOD INJURIES

  • Traffic Injuries
  • Fire and Burns
  • Drowning and Near-Drowning
  • Choking
  • Poisoning and falls
Contact our Safe Kids Fulton program staff at 404-612-4236 to learn more about our car-seat safety and bike safety classes.
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