Seattle Children's works to improve the health and safety of children and families through education programs, healthcare systems and policy change.

Programs serving families and providers include:

  • Patient and family education
  • Community education and outreach
  • Injury prevention and health promotion
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety

Best practices, assessed needs, multidisciplinary teams, parent and family involvement and evaluations help guide activities.

The following health education programs are part of Seattle Children's advocacy agenda:

  • Increase the use of booster seats among children 4 to 8 years old
  • Decrease drowning among children and youth
  • Increase the use of life jackets among both children and adults
  • Increase the use of safe firearm storage
  • Create safe communities and reduce injuries among children and youth in Central and Southeast Seattle as part of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle.
  • Promote immunizations
  • Promote exercise and healthy eating to reduce obesity

For more information on child health and safety, contact Elizabeth Bennett.