At Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, we want to make sure all children are safe. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 1–14. Nearly 4.5 million children nationwide are injured in their homes every year. You can help prevent many of these injuries by staying informed, supervising your child, and learning how to use and maintain child safety products. The Safe Children Program has a number of community based programs to equip you with the knowledge you need to keep your child safe. Learn more about the history of our Safe Children Program.
More children die each year from unintentional injuries due to motor vehicle crashes, choking, burns, falls, drowning and poisoning than any childhood disease. For each childhood death due to injury, 45 injured children are hospitalized and 1,300 injured children require emergency department treatment. The result, one in four children will suffer an injury serious enough to require medical attention. The good news is that most injuries are easily preventable.
The mission of the Safe Children Program is to encourage the practice of injury prevention for all children through information, education, research, programs, and low cost resources.
The vision of the Safe Children Program is that all children are safe and injury free.
The Safe Children Program is proud to offer the following programs and services:
The Safe Children Program is committed to keeping children safe. Please review the following safety tips to help keep your children safe:
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