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About Safe Kids

Safe Kids Greater Houston, led by Texas Children’s Hospital was established in 1998 to work on a local level at preventing unintentional child injuries and deaths.
 

 

Safe Kids Greater Houston is one of more than 600 coalitions in the United States under the direction of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Worldwide was founded by the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to prevent the number one killer of children ages 14 and under: unintentional injuries. Since the inception of Safe Kids Worldwide in 1987, the unintentional childhood injury death rate has declined 45 percent.


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’re preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.


The goal of the Safe Kids Greater Houston Coalition is to address major areas of unintentional injuries to children 14 and under in our local area. This is accomplished by raising awareness among adults and children, providing life saving education and resources, and by making childhood injury a public priority. The major risk areas addressed by Safe Kids Greater Houston are:

Child Passenger Safety

Home Safety

Fire Safety

Water Safety

Pedestrian and Wheeled Sports Safety

 

At the heart of Safe Kids Greater Houston are our many valuable local partners that work to make the Greater Houston area safer for children. We encourage you to get involved so we can ensure that all children in the Greater Houston area have the chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do.


Contact Information:

Diana Suarez Martinez
Safe Kids Greater Houston Coordinator
dxsuarez@texaschildrens.org
832-824-3482

 

Safe Kids Greater Houston’s Local Partners:

Texas Children’s Hospital (lead agency)

Aldine Fire Department

Association of Pools and Spa Professionals

Avance Early Head Start

Babies R Us Sugar Land

Baby’s & Kids 1st Furniture

Bellaire Police Department

Bria’s House

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Children’s Museum of Houston

City of Houston

Cypress Creek EMS

Deer Park Police Department

Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office

Friendswood Police Department

Greater Houston Pool Management

Greater Houston Red Cross

Greater Houston YMCA

Harris County Child Fatality Review Team

Harris County Constable's Office-Pct. 5

Harris County Emergency Corps

Harris County Hospital District

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner – Harris County Aquatics Program

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Houston Apartment Association

Houston Commuity College 

Houston Fire Department

Houston Safe Boating Council

Houston Swim Club

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Independent Pool Spa Service Association

Katy Aquatics/Swim America

Klein Volunteer Fire Department

Lake Jackson EMS

Missouri City Police Department

Monument Chevrolet

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Montgomery County Hospital District

Pearland Fire Department

Pro Salud

Sugar Land Police Department

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance

Tree of Life Lutheran Church

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Galveston District

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

West U Fire Department