Who We Are

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento, proudly led by Mercy San Juan Medical Center and supported by Safe Kids Worldwide, is one of more than 600 grassroots coalitions worldwide that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.

Coalition Meeting March 2013

Our Coalition

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento is comprised of individuals and local organizations that are committed to reducing the incidence of preventable childhood injuries. These organizations represent the medical community, first responders, local non-profits, public health, school districts, insurance agencies, and community based organizations.  Our members provide leadership to their communities and identify and target the injury problems most prevalent in their local areas.  Safe Kids Greater Sacramento:

  • Calls attention to safety problems using the media and public awareness activities;
  • Advocates for safety legislation and the enforcement of safety laws;
  • Provides education for children and families; and
  • Distributes lifesaving devices to families in need.

 Our Accomplishments

Through successful partnerships, Safe Kids Greater Sacramento has made significant contributions to our community.  Our coalition has:

  • Raised monies to fund local Safe Kids projects focused on Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Home Safety, Safe Sleeping, Fire Prevention, Drowning Prevention and Poison Prevention.
  • Conducted countywide Injury Prevention Inventory and Needs Assessments.
  • Inspected more than 14,000 child safety seats for correct installation throughout Sacramento County and distributing more than 7,000 safety seats to low-income and non-English speaking families since 2002.
  • Co-led the Safe Beginnings project with the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento to reduce sleep related and drowning deaths.
  • Sponsoring schools for year-round pedestrian safety programs and writing a Safe Routes to School Grant.

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