SAFE KIDS Delaware Coalition is a non-profit organization established in 1989, comprised of volunteers dedicated to reducing unintentional childhood injury in children from birth to age 14. The Delaware Division of Public Health serves as the lead agency. An affiliate of SAFE KIDS Worldwide®, we are a state coalition, led by a board of directors, with active chapters in each county.
Safe Kids Delaware is one of more than 300 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury.
We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of unintentional injuries can be prevented.
What We Do
There is no simple way, no one device or solution, to effectively prevent all types of unintentional childhood injuries.
Instead, SAFE KIDS combines several factors to create programs that reduce injuries:
- Educating adults and children
- Creating safe environments
- Conducting research
- Advocating for effective laws
Since our founding in 1987, the U.S. child injury death rate has declined 43 percent. Keeping children safe is an investment — in their lives and in the future of our world. With education, resources and better laws to protect our children, we are making a difference.
What Coalitions Do
Coalitions provide leadership to their communities in the effort to reduce unintentional childhood injury. They identify and target the injury problems most prevalent in their local areas. Then, by calling on the combined resources of their diverse membership, they plan and implement strategies to address those problems. Safe Kids Coalitions are located in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties.