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Safe Kids

Florida Department of Health in Marion County

The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable.

Safe Kids Marion County is the local branch of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventingSafe Kids Marion Logo injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.

Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.

But losing one child is one too many, and we don’t want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. That’s why we’re calling on everyone to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved so we can ensure that all children around the world have the chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do.

Safe Kids Injury Prevention Initiatives

Car Seat Safety

Drowning Prevention

Fire Safety

Safe Sleep

Vehicle Safety

  • Heatstroke Prevention
  • Distracted/Impaired Driving
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Teen Driver Safety
  • Seat Belt Usage
  • Bike Safety