Created in 1992, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County is one of 32 coalitions in Georgia. Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System, Inc. serves as the Lead Agency for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County. Our programs are funded by The Medical Center Foundation's Healthy Journey Campaign. The coalition is made up of more than 130 members representing more than 30 community agencies.
Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County tracks childhood injury rates through Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Departments. Specific injury information is obtained on each patient age 14 and under and categorized for analysis. We are able to target our programs based on this data.
In 2011, members of Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County provided 315 programs and events that resulted in reaching an estimated 51,450 children and their families, teachers and caregivers. Through these programs, over 3,114 safety devices were distributed to families who were in need of them.
Hall County's children will have a safe place to grow and play, free from accidental injuries.
To reduce the number of accidental injuries to children ages 14 and under through:
- Building community partnerships
- Raising public awareness
- Distribution of safety equipment and providing education on it's proper use