Our Mission Is To Prevent Childhood Injuries
Safe Kids New Jersey, part of Safe Kids Worldwide, is a nonprofit organization working
to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are
surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States.
Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost
every one of these tragedies is preventable.
Safe Kids Worldwide works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the
United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries,
drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. In New Jersey, Safe Kids is led by
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium with support from Founding Sponsor Johnson
& Johnson. At the heart of our efforts is our statewide network of fifteen local coalitions
and hundreds of partners.
Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by
64 percent. Working together, we can do much more to protect kids. Losing one child is
one too many, and we don't want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. We're
calling on everyone to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved. Saving
lives is a decision we can all make every day.