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Safe Kids

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento

Celebrating 20 years of keeping kids safe!

Our Mission

The Safe Kids Greater Sacramento Coalition seeks to prevent death and unintentional injury to children ages 18 and under through community collaboration and education.

Our Coalition

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento was founded at UC Davis in 1998 and proudly led by Mercy San Juan Medical Center since 2003.  The program is supported by Safe Kids Worldwide and is one of more than 400 grassroots coalitions that aims to educate and protect families.

Program Focus
Safe Kids members provide leadership and help to identify and target the injury problems most prevalent in their local community, such as:

  • Vehicle safety
  • Water safety
  • Poisoning prevention
  • Fire, bike, and pedestrian safety

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento

  • Calls attention to safety problems using the media and public awareness activities
  • Advocates for safety legislation and the enforcement of safety laws
  • Provides education for children and families
  • Distributes life-saving devices to families in need

Safe Kids - Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Is your car safety seat installed correctly? If not, you are like most parents. More than 90 percent of car seats checked in Sacramento last year were installed improperly. Having your child in a properly installed car seat reduces his/her risk of death or serious injury by as much as 71 percent.

Attend one of our free car seat checks and learn how to install your seat correctly

  • Make an appointment
  • You must bring your child and car seat
  • Expectant parents should have their car seat checked before the baby is born
  • Services are offered in English, Spanish and Hmong


South Area
Methodist Hospital
7500 Hospital Drive


North Area 
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Avenue


To make an appointment or for questions, please call  (916) 864-5779.

Drunken Driving Prevention Among Teens

Mercy San Juan participates in the "Every 15 Minutes" program, a realistic reenactment of a car collision involving a drunken driver. The program, which has touched the lives of thousands of high school students in the Sacramento area, shows teens the effect drunk driving has on others.

Learn more about Community Health and Outreach