Injury Prevention

Every day in South Carolina, a child dies as a result of a preventable injury. Unintentional injury is the number one killer of children age 19 and under in the United States. Safe Kids Upstate, a performance team within the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, led by Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System, works with over 100 community partners to implement programs that address the leading causes of injury and injury related death.

Safe Kids Upstate covers Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties and their programming is divided into four categories:

At Home

  • General Home Safety
  • Laundry Packet Safety
  • Medication Safety
  • Suffocation Prevention and Sleep Safety
  • Button Battery Injury Prevention
  • Falls Prevention
  • Fire, Burns, and Scalds Prevention
  • Toy Safety
  • TV and Furniture Tip-overs Prevention

On the Way

  • Child Passenger Safety: Proper Car Seat Usage and Installation
  • Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Safety In and Around Cars: Frontover and Backover Prevention
  • Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention
  • Getting Ready to Drive: Teen School Driving Challenge

At Play

  • Bike and Wheeled Sport Safety
  • Sports Injuries
  • Water Safety

At School

  • Safety Patrol Program
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Buddy’s Safety House

For More Information

To learn more about our programming, book Safe Kids at an event in your community, or schedule a car seat inspection please visit:
safekidsupstate.org