Kids Health & Wellness

Safe Kids Mid-South

Published On 07/11/2011

Every year, nearly 10,000 children come to our Emergency Department with an injury that could have been prevented.

Safe Kids Mid-South is our answer to the overwhelming numbers of accidental childhood injuries and deaths. By teaching safety, improving laws and helping to make homes, schools, community centers and streets more child friendly, we are working to make those numbers smaller and smaller.

Safe Kids includes a number of different “Action Teams” that address various injury risk areas and determine prevention strategies. These include:

  • Buckle Up (child passenger safety)
  • Fire (fire and burn prevention)
  • Splash Mid-South (water safety)
  • Ready to Roll (wheel safety)
  • Safe Crossings (railroad safety)
  • Safe Kids at Home (home safety)
  • Walk This Way (pedestrian safety)
  • Public Policy

Safe Kids Mid-South is part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global campaign dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injuries to children. An overall decrease in accidental injury has been documented since the local coalition's inception in 1992.

For more information, please call 901-287-6730.