Unintentional injury is the number one killer of children in the United States. When a child dies or is seriously injured the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning. The mission of Texas Children’s Center for Childhood Injury Prevention is to reduce unintentional injury to children through education, increased and proper usage of safety equipment, and the engagement of child advocates across greater Houston in injury prevention programs, trainings, and services. Our team is the primary resource for childhood injury prevention in southeast Texas and as the lead organization of Safe Kids Greater Houston, we engage community partners representing health care, social services, small businesses, and law enforcement in the development of educational tools and implementation of injury prevention programs. Our center implements programming focused on: Child Passenger Safety Bike and Pedestrian Safety Home Safety Safe Sleep Water Safety

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Program Manager: Kristen Beckworth, MPH, CHES, CPST-I