Safe Kids Charleston Area

The Problem: Preventable Injuries

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children ages 19 and under in the United States. This rate is higher than that of diseases, kidnapping, and drugs combined. In South Carolina, injury and death rates continue to be higher than the national average, with one child dying every day. These tragic injuries and deaths could be prevented by taking the necessary precautions.

The Solution: Community Outreach & Education

One of the best ways to raise awareness of the risk of injury is through outreach efforts within the communities we serve. Providing information to children using fun and interactive activities is a great way for youth to learn about safety. Parents and caregivers can learn a lot, too! Injuries are predictable and preventable.

Founded in 1995 and led by MUSC Children's Health, Safe Kids Charleston Area serves Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Our coalition is one of more than 400 in the United States that brings together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to protect families. Safe Kids Charleston Area is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury to children. Our team of dedicated individuals utilizes a combination of resources and outreach efforts to combat accidental injuries, as well as a strategy that integrates community action, awareness/education, technology, and public policy. SKCA strives to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

For more information about the program and services provided, please visit us on Facebook or contact safe-kids@musc.edu. Join us as we strive to make every kid a safe kid!