For athletes at all levels, a new program is being used that takes an innovative approach by reducing contact, creating a safer playing environment and still winning championships. What do you think? Add your comments below.
Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14.
They educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room.
More than 600 coalitions and chapters in all 50 states bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Safe Kids USA members:
Teach families about child injury risks and prevention
Encourage and conduct research on leading injury risks
Evaluate solutions for injury risks
Work to pass and improve child safety laws and regulations
Provide lifesaving devices such as child safety seats, helmets and smoke alarms to families who need them
Promote corporate leadership in child safety through effective and sustainable partnerships