Dayton Children's is dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury. One way we reach out into the community is by leading the local Safe Kids Greater Dayton coalition. Safe Kids Greater Dayton is one of more than 300 state and local coalitions formed as part of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Worldwide is the first national organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. The campaign was launched in 1988 to address what was then a little recognized problem: More children under age 14 were being killed by what people call "accidents" (motor vehicle crashes, fires and other injuries) than by any other cause.
The goal of Safe Kids Greater Dayton is to serve in a leadership role in the education of parents/care givers, children, educators, health care providers, public and private organizations, legislators and the community about the impact of childhood injuries. The Coalition covers seven counties including Butler, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren.
Through community events and injury prevention programs, Safe Kids Greater Dayton plays an active role in engaging children and adults in safety education.
Join Safe Kids Greater Dayton
Safe Kids Greater Dayton is always seeking new members dedicated to our vision of a safe community for children. Our members represent a variety of organizations including fire and police departments, health departments, schools, day cares and other child serving organizations.
Meetings are held every other month, membership is open to anyone interested in childhood injury prevention and best of all, no dues!
Here are some advantages of becoming a member:
- Access to Safe Kids materials, including giveaways and educational curriculum.
- Opportunity to network with leaders in the field of injury prevention.
- Opportunity to participate in community events that increase public awareness and education of child injury prevention.
- Opportunity to advocate for child safety interventions.
Here are just a few of the activities and events for members and volunteers:
- Bike helmet fittings & distribution
- Car seat checks
- Safe on Saturday
- International Walk to School Day
To learn more about Safe Kids Greater Dayton or to become a new member contact Jessica Saunders, Safe Kids Greater Dayton coordinator at 937-641-3385.
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