About Us

Safe Kids, the first national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury, was launched in 1988 to address what was then a little recognized problem: More children under age 14 were dying from what people call “accidents” (motor vehicle crashes, fires and other injuries) than from any other cause.

 

The Safe Kids Washoe County Coalition was established in 2000 as part of a growing nationwide effort to find ways to reduce unintentional injuries.

 

As part of Safe Kids USA, Safe Kids Washoe County brings together people and organizations interested in the well-being of children.

 

Save Kids Washoe County believes that children should grow up safe, healthy and injury free. Our programs focus on injury prevention for children aged 0-14. Accidental injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States, and annually, one out of every four children needs medical attention for accidental injury. Safe Kids creates programs that reduce injuries through educating adults and children, creating safe environments, conducting research and advocating for effective laws.

The mission of the Safe Kids Campaign is clear – to prevent deaths and injuries to children ages 14 and under from:

Motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries

Poisoning and Choking

Bike Crashes

Fire and Scald Burns

Drownings

Unintentional Shootings