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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.