Child Health Advocacy and Safety

Safe Kids Madison Area Coalition

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The mission of the Safe Kids Madison Area is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries, the leading cause of death and disability among children ages 1 to 14.

We educate families, provide safety devices to families in need, and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. The Madison branch is one of more than 600 state and local Safe Kids Coalitions in all 50 states. 

Programs
 
The programs and services we offer include:

Additional programs:

  • Safe Kids Walk This Way
  • Safe Kids Cycle Smart
  • Safe Kids Advocacy

Injury Prevention Resources

Mission 

The Safe Kids Madison Area Coalition brings together the expertise of individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing injuries to children in our communities throughout the Dane County region. Partners in the Madison Area Safe Kids Coalition include law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services (EMS), healthy and safety professionals, schools, poison center staff, service groups, parents and children.

The Coalition is part of the National Safe Kids Campaign, the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 1-14. American Family Children's Hospital serves as the lead organization, lending support to help the group accomplish their goals related to injury prevention in the Madison, Dane County and surrounding area.

As an organization, we seek to prevent deaths and injuries to children caused by:

  • Motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Drownings
  • Fires and scald burns
  • Poisons and chokings
  • Falls
  • Firearms

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Safe Kids coordinator below or visit the National Safe Kids campaign Web site at www.safekids.org.

Madison Area Safe Kids Coalition
American Family Children's Hospital
Nicole Vesely, Safe Kids Coordinator
610 N Whitney Way, Suite B40
Mailcode: 9797
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 890-8999