Keeping kids safe while sleeping, playing and traveling.
In the US, the number one leading cause of death in adolescents is preventable injuries. SafeKids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization that’s primary goal is to help families and communities keep their children safe from injuries through education and community outreach. Since the creation of SafeKids in 1988, SafeKids has helped reduce US childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 61%. Whitman County Public Health is proud to be a part of SafeKids Worldwide, based on the needs of our communities our coalition implements evidence-based programs such as car seat check ups and safe sleep education that helps parents and caregivers in our community prevent childhood injuries.