Injury Prevention

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Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in children of all ages. The Center for Children's Health has created programs and coalitions to prevent unintentional injuries.

In our six-counties for 2015, only half of the children wear bike helmets and 12.5% of children have an injury requiring medical care annually.

Below are the percentages of parents who reported their child (ages 0-5) had an accidental injury requiring medical attention during the previous year (2015):

  • CCHAPS region 11%
  • Denton 11%
  • Hood 6%
  • Johnson 15%
  • Parker 8%
  • Tarrant 11%
  • Wise 19%

Get Involved

Safe Kids North Texas - Fort Worth

Safe Kids North Texas - Fort Worth (SKNT-FW) is dedicated to helping families across North Texas to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. Our coalition focuses on child passenger safety, drowning prevention, gun safety and poison prevention. We know that being a parent or caregiver can be stressful, and we are here to offer safety tools, education and support for families.
Coalition information