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Nebraska Injury Program
 
     Safe Kids Nebraska
Safe Kids Nebraska LogoSafe Kids Nebraska, coordinated through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, was established in 1993 to address unintentional injuries to children 19 and under in Nebraska.
The campaign is a part of Safe Kids Worldwide, founded by the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to prevent the number one killer of children ages 19 and under: unintentional injuries. Safe Kids knows that injury is not limited to skinned knees, bruises, or scraped elbows, and that bumps and bruises could easily become disability or death. Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded, the nation has seen a 55 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger.
At the heart of the campaign are local Safe Kids Coalitions that work to make their community safer for children.  Safe Kids Nebraska provides support to the local Safe Kids coalitions to promote safety through education and awareness campaigns, community programming, distribution of safety devices and local events/celebrations. To discover Safe Kids events in your area, please visit our Safe Kids Nebraska Statewide Events Calendar.
Safe Kids programs in Nebraska address the following major causes of unintentional injury:
  • Motor vehicle occupant
  • Bicycle and other wheeled sports
  • Fire/burn
  • Home safety
  • Falls
  • Sports safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning/submersion
  • Safe sleep
Visit Safe Kids Nebraska where you can learn more about general safety information, look for programs or events in your area. You can also visit Safe Kids World Wide to find many more injury prevention resources.
Safe Kids Nebraska Coordinator
Jason Kerkman MPH
Injury Prevention Program/Safe Kids Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-8749
Email: jason.kerkman@nebraska.gov
 
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