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
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.
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
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Montgomery County Hospital District
Pearland Fire Department
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
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.