Safe Kids Indiana Facts

The unintentional injury-related death rate among children ages 19 and under declined more than 47.4 percent from 1987 to 2010 according to Safe Kids Worldwide. However, unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. In order to combat these grim statistics, Indiana has been successful in establishing local Safe Kids chapters and coalitions through Safe Kids Worldwide and local community lead agencies.

Safe Kids Indiana promotes the awareness and prevention of unintentional injury through various programs and community events statewide. The State Coalition has a network of over 15 local Safe Kids Coalitions throughout the northern, central, and southern parts of Indiana. These local coalitions consist of a collaboration of law enforcement, fire fighters, health departments, hospitals, and other community service agencies. Safety education programming for parents and children on various injury risk areas such as motor vehicle safety, bicycle/helmet safety, water safety, poison prevention, pedestrian safety, and fire prevention occur year round throughout the state.

Indiana Safe Kids Coalitions