The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable.

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When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.

Losing one child is one too many, and we don’t want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. That’s why we’re calling on everyone to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved so we can ensure that all children have the chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do.

We are proudly led by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with 33 local coalitions around the state.

 

Locally, this is accomplished through community partnerships, advocacy, public awareness and distribution of, and education on the proper use of safety equipment. We depend on the support of grass roots networks within local coalitions to implement safety programs and hands-on training throughout the State of Georgia.

Safe Kids Georgia 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.

 

Safe Kids is dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury. The focus is on one specific problem: more children 1 to 19 die from accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, drowning, and falls than any other cause. Accidents kill one million children around the world each year and permanently disable many more. Almost all of the injuries are preventable.