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Safe Kids Greater Sacramento
Celebrating 20 years of keeping kids safe!
The Safe Kids Greater Sacramento Coalition seeks to prevent death and unintentional injury to children ages 18 and under through community collaboration and education.
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 FocusSafe Kids members provide leadership and help to identify and target the injury problems most prevalent in their local community, such as:
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
South Area Methodist Hospital 7500 Hospital DriveSacramento
North Area Mercy San Juan Medical Center6501 Coyle AvenueCarmichael
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.
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