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. At the heart of our efforts is our statewide network of fifteen local county-wide coalitions and hundreds of partners, all working together to educate families, raise awareness and create safer environments.
Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 67 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.