Safe Kids Kansas Recognizes National Injury Prevention Day
Saturday, November 18th was National Injury Prevention Day in Kansas. This was the fourth year for this annual observance which shines a light on the need for injury and violence prevention.
Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all diseases combined. By using safety practices and products and smart policies, many of these deaths are preventable. National partners supporting National Injury Prevention Day include Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the Trauma Center Association of America, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, I’m Safe, BeSMART, and JPMA Cares, as well as State and local partners. Safety advocates across the country are working together to educate families and community leaders about ways to create and support safer environments.
Safe Kids Kansas is a non-profit coalition of partners and local organizations across the state dedicated to prevention of unintentional childhood injuries. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment serves as lead agency of the coalition. Safe Kids Kansas is part of Safe Kids Worldwide network.