In the United States, children from birth to adulthood are more likely to die as a result of injury than from all childhood diseases combined. Injury is also the major cause of childhood hospitalization and disability.
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
Unintential injuries can result from motor vehicle and bike crashes, pedestrian injuries, drownings, fires, scald burns, poisonings, choking and falls.
SAFE KIDS New Jersey State
Led by: New Jersey Safety Council
Coordinator: Carol Ann Giardelli
425 Hoes Lane
P.O. Box 6800
Piscataway, NJ 08855
SAFE KIDS Middlesex County
Led by: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Coordinator: Diana Doherty
C/O Trauma Services
One Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
SAFE KIDS Northern New Jersey
Led by: Morristown Memorial Hospital
Coordinator: Karen Jean Feury
100 Madison Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
SAFE KIDS Tri-Counties of Southern New Jersey
Led by: The Cooper Health System
Coordinator: Valerie Chapman
Coordinator: Maureen Donnelly
1 Cooper Plaza, Suite 213
Camden, NJ 08103
Other useful websites:
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
New JerseyState Safety Council
New Jersey Dept of Public Law and Safety
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Information on child seats, seat belts, pedestrian safety, and safe bicycling