UMCH is the lead agency for the Baltimore Safe Kids Coalition, whose purpose is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries in Baltimore City. In partnering with Baltimore-area fire and police departments, the Maryland Poison Center and area health departments, we strive to make safety a top priority for our patients.
Most common childhood injuries are preventable. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 14. That is why the Baltimore Safe Kids Coalition promotes safety awareness that focuses on avoiding dangerous situations and implementing injury-prevention strategies.
Through its work, the coalition hopes to reduce the number of children visiting emergency rooms every year. Some of the coalition's safety efforts include an annual poster contest, safety fairs and regular child safety seat checks. Studies show that properly installing car safety seats and using seat belts correctly significantly reduce car-related fatalities and serious injuries.
Child Safety Seat Checks
To find out more about the Child Passenger Safety program please contact Safety Kids Baltimore 410-328-7532 or email the coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to pandemic restrictions were are currently unable to conduct in person car seat checks. In the meantime, appointments can be made for virtual car seat assistance with MD Kids in Safety Seats.
Safe Kids Worldwide Take Action Against Distraction Video Contest
Patterson Park Public Charter School are proud winners of the Safe Kids Worldwide Take Action Against Distraction video contest! They worked with a professional videographer to recreate their winning video.