Safe Kids Upstate is one of more than 450 coalitions affiliated with Safe Kids
Worldwide®, an organization whose mission is to prevent accidental
childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. There are
15 Safe Kids coalitions in South Carolina.
Upstate Coalition, led by Greenville Health System Children's
Hospital Children’s Advocacy, consists of more than 70 community
partners who join together to fight unintentional injuries.
partners include the following:
Law enforcement officers
Medical healthcare professionals
Community service professionals
The Need for
The South Carolina death and injury rate continues to
be higher than the national average.
A child dies as a result of
an injury every day in the state of South Carolina.
injury is the number one killer of children age 14 and under in the
Accidental injury kills more children in the
United States than diseases, kidnappings, and drugs combined. These
injuries cost society $175 billion annually.
Ninety percent of
these injuries could be prevented if families took the simple steps
necessary to protect their children.