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About Us

Safe Kids New Jersey, led by the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium and founded by Johnson & Johnson, is one of more than 600 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.  Since our inception, major support has been provided by the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilites, Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities.   Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury in seventeen countries. We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented.

Learn more about Safe Kids New Jersey:

 

The Problem of Accidental Childhood Injury
Accidental injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Also, each year one out of every four children needs medical attention for an accidental injury. The most common causes of accidental injury are:
• Motor vehicle crashes, which involve children as passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists
• Drowning
• Fire and burns
• Choking
• Falls
• Poisoning

What We Do
There is no simple way, no one device or solution, to effectively prevent all types of accidental childhood injuries. Instead, Safe Kids combines several factors to create programs that reduce injuries:
• Educating adults and children
• Creating safe environments
• Conducting research
• Advocating for effective laws

Click here to learn more about our programs.

The Results
Since our founding in 1987, New Jersey’s child injury death rate has declined 70 percent as compared to the national fatality rate decrease of 45 percent. Keeping children safe is an investment — in their lives and in the future of our world. With education, resources and better laws to protect our children, we are making a difference.

How You Can Help
Join us and help prevent the number one cause of death for children 14 and under. Contact:
Carol Ann Giardelli, M.Ed.
Director, Safe Kids New Jersey
Johnson & Johnson, One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, WH-1305
New Brunswick, NJ 08933
(732) 524-3862 (phone), (732) 729-0935 (fax)
cgiardel@its.jnj.com

Our Partners
Johnson & Johnson is founding sponsor of Safe Kids Worldwide. For more than 20 years, Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Safe Kids Worldwide to reduce deaths and injury from childhood accidents. Learn more about the partnership between Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson.

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