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Community Programs

Child Health and Safety


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.