Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kohl's Injury Prevention Program

Childhood Trauma and Injury Prevention Conference

April 30 – May 1, 2014; Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with Safe Kids Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the 2014 Pennsylvania Childhood Trauma and Injury Prevention Conference: A Community Approach.
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Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition

Safe KidsThe Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition was formed in 1988 as part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injuries, a leading killer of children 14 and younger. Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania is a local, grassroots Coalition that covers Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Safe Kids Worldwide grants

2013 Safe Kids Medication Safety Awareness Campaign

The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition has been chosen to receive a grant to administer the Use it Right. Close it Tight. Out of Sight. – a medication safety awareness campaign.

Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania has joined forces with Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the Philadelphia Poison Control Center to raise awareness of medication-related injuries to children 5 and younger, and to work to decrease these preventable injuries by educating parents and caregivers about responsible medication storage, dosing and disposal.

The coalition organized and conducted educational sessions for the target audiences (parents, grandparents and other caregivers) and will continue to do so throughout the year.

The following educational materials have been developed as a result of the campaign to help parents and caregivers keep children safe:

2013 Safe Kids TV Tip-Over Grant

The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition has been chosen to receive a grant to launch an effort to prevent injuries from TV and furniture tip-overs and educate communities by calling on families to conduct a quick TV safety check, which includes the following steps:

Grant funding was made possible by SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide. New research entitled "A Report to The Nation on Home Safety: The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs" was released by Safe Kids Worldwide & SANUS that revealed from 2000 to 2010, on average, every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over.

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Why we exist

Unintentional injury is the leading killer of children ages 1 to 14 years. This year, 1 in 4 children will suffer an injury serious enough to require medical attention. Injuries are the second leading cause of hospitalization and the leading cause of emergency room visits among children less than 14 years of age. Most injuries are easily preventable!

Who we are

The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition is comprised of health, medical, safety and community organizations as well as local businesses working together to fight childhood injuries. View our member directory»

Please call 215-590-KIDS (5437) for more information.

How to join or contact your local Safe Kids Coalition

Visit Safe Kids USA to find the coalition nearest you. If you are in Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia Counties, PA, call 215-590-5437 or email duchossois@email.chop.edu.

To learn more, please visit Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Pennsylvania websites.

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