Safe Kids Worldwide DC
Safe Kids Worldwide is the first and only international organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury. It focuses on one specific problem: more children 1 to 14 die from accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, poisoning and falls than any other cause. The organization was founded in Washington, DC in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. Safe Kids Worldwide promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. In the United States, we have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury - saving an estimated 38,000 children's lives.