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Home Safety Council - Safe Kids Worldwide


Contact Information

Angela Mickalide, Education and Outreach Director
1250 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

202-330-4900 (Voice)
202-330-4901 (FAX)

Internet Resources


Abstract

The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages to be safer in and around their homes. The Home Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Washington, DC. The merger of Safe Kids Worldwide and the Home Safety Council was completed in 2011, bringing together top experts in public health and safety with a common goal of preventing accidental injuries to children. The merger builds on the more than 40 years of combined experience of the two organizations in providing education and advocacy for preventing unintentional injuries, a leading cause of childhood deaths. Under the Safe Kids Worldwide name, the organization is solely dedicated to the prevention of accidental injuries to children ages 0-14. Most Home Safety Council programs have been consolidated within the Safe Kids USA organization.

Publications

The Council offers easy home safety education materials through the Home Safety Literacy Project, which provides an alternative to text-heavy public safety handouts. Designed for those adults who read at lower levels and who are learning to speak English, the first phase of the project introduced highly illustrated fire safety teaching tools. The second phase combines home fire safety education with disaster preparedness training.

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Audit

Date Entered: 7/26/2006
Date Edited: 2/4/2013
Date Revised: 6/16/2013
Health Referral Number: HR3768
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