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.