Indiana Safe Kids Exclusively Partners with St. Mary's 03/31/2009
St. Mary’s Medical Center is extremely proud to announce that it has become the exclusive partner for the Indiana SAFE KIDS Coalition in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties.
As the lead agency for the SAFE KIDS Chapter in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, St. Mary’s will work on a local, state and national level to prevent unintentional childhood injuries and deaths, including:
Offering parent/caregiver training programs
Providing safety checks of child car seats
Distribution of prevention publications
Providing safety training in schools and youth groups
Supporting legislative remedies
Encouraging use of bicycle helmets, child safety seats, smoke detectors and batteries
Promoting the safe sleeping initiative
“SAFE KIDS is the # 1 injury prevention program for children in the world,” says William Millikan, MD. “St. Mary’s designation as a lead agency for the region demonstrates a four year commitment to child safety and injury prevention and a dedication to an ongoing pursuit of pediatric trauma verification.”
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. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. SAFE KIDS USA was founded in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. SAFE KIDS Worldwide is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C.
The Indiana SAFE KIDS Coalition serves as a statewide voice for individuals and organizations working together through public education, policy, programs and partnerships to prevent unintentional injuries to children from birth to age fourteen.