Celebrate kids. Prevent injuries. Save lives.
Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, explore. It’s part of being a kid. But we can protect them from serious injuries due to motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, falling out of windows and more. It’s a fact that over 4,500 children in Oregon were hospitalized due to a preventable injury between 2010 – 2012.
This is a problem we can fix!
It’s time to RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS to:
- Protect kids by learning how to keep kids safe. Encourage friends, family and neighbors to subscribe to Safe Kids Oregon to stay on top of preventable injury issues and safety tips.
- Learn more about injury prevention. Click our drop down button on Injury Areas and learn a new safety tip or two.
- Donate to help keep all kids safe. Funds raised will support Safe Kids efforts throughout Oregon. Join parents, grantparents and injury preventon advocates by making a donation to Safe Kids Day!
Safe Kids Oregon celebrated Safe Kids Day on April 12th at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. We joined their child safety seat checkup event with additional information on child injury prevention and the work of Safe Kids Oregon.
- Becca Cunningham, parent advocate with the Stop at 4: Window Fall Prevention Campaign, shared the latest tips on window safety.
- Tonya Drayden, RN, with the Oregon Poison Center, shared information and tips on poison prevention.
- The River Rescue Team from American Medical Response partnered with Crystal Mendez, parent safety advocate, to remind participants about upcoming warm weather and the need to understand Oregon’s cold, swift, and often dangerous waters. Water safety tips and correct fit of life jackets were provided.
We appreciate the support of our partners and look forward to continuing to work with all of you in the months to come.
Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health. Click here for information on other Injury Areas