Safe Kids Wake County is composed of area organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in child safety.
Coalition members include:
Law Enforcement Officers
Firefighters and Paramedics
Medical and Health Professionals
Parents and Other Volunteers
The Solution: What We Do
The mission of Safe Kids Wake County is clear - to reduce preventable injuries and death in Wake County children ages 19 and under from:
Motor Vehicle Incidents
Distracted Driving and Walking Incidents
Fire and Scald Burns
Button Battery Ingestion
Safe Kids Wake County identifies and targets the injury problems most prevalent in the area, and then, by calling on the combined resources of the diverse membership, plans and implements strategies to address those problems by:
Calling attention to the problem, through media and public awareness activities
Advocating for improvements and enhanced safety legislation and enforcement
Providing educational programs for children and families
Distributing lifesaving safety devices to families in need
Unintentional injuries are the #1 killer of children ages 1-19 in the United States. Every hour, a child dies from an injury that was entirely preventable. These injuries cost society more than $200 billion each year. Ninety percent of these injuries could be prevented if families took the simple steps necessary to protect their children. We can change this. By working at the local and national levels we can educate, raise awareness and motivate families in our communities to promote childhood injury prevention and to join us in keeping kids safe.
Regular meetings of Safe Kids Wake County are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 1 pm at the William F. Andrews Conference Center for Medical Education on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. Lunch is included. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (919) 350-8364.
Safe Kids Wake County membership includes:
Updates on child safety issues
Access to data and information on common childhood injuries in your area
Participation in child injury prevention events with trained child safety experts
Access to experts to run safety related events at your business
Collaboration with local partners to enhance your visibility and expand your mission
For more information about childhood safety and injury prevention, please visit Safe Kids Worldwide.
Exit the I-440 beltline at New Bern Avenue (13A) and turn toward downtown Raleigh. At the second traffic light, turn left into WakeMed's Emergency entrance. The Andrews Center is the first building on your left. Parking is available in the P3 Orange Parking Deck, two buildings from the Andrews Center.
To make a donation or to learn more about Safe Kids Wake County, please contact Debbie Newman, WakeMed Injury Prevention Representative at 919-350-8364 or email Debbie Newman. You may also write to the following address:
Safe Kids Wake County c/o WakeMed 3000 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610