SAFE KIDS KANSAS INC

Topeka, KS   |  www.safekidskansas.org

Mission

Our mission is to reduce preventable childhood injuries and injury-related death.

Ruling year info

2003

State Director

Cherie Sage

Main address

1000 Sw Jackson St Ste 230

Topeka, KS 66612 USA

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EIN

48-1167349

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death of Kansas children. The good news is these deaths are preventable and we have evidence-based programs to do just that.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Buckle Up

Buckle Up focuses on Child Passenger Safety (CPS), and includes  both public education and the consultation/inspection of child safety seat fit, use, and installation by certified CPS Technicians.  The program also provides free child safety seats to low-income families.  Since the program's inception, over 76,000 child safety seats have been inspected at over 4,000 events across Kansas. The program has been directly credited with saving 36 lives.

Population(s) Served

Cycle Smart focuses on non-motorized wheeled sports safety, primarily focusing on bicycle safety.  Since the program's inception in 1993, over 191,000 bicycle helmets have been fitted and distributed to Kansas children.  Programs include safety education on rules of the road and bicycle maintenance, in addition to helmet use. The program has been credited with 15 lives saved.

Population(s) Served

The Get Alarmed program focuses on smoke alarm and carbon monoxide distribution, and public education.  Since the program's implementation in 1993, over 30,000 smoke alarms and 1,900 carbon monoxide detectors have been installed in homes.

Population(s) Served

Walk This Way focuses on pedestrian safety.  This includes International Walk to School Day activities, Halloween safety, formation of school safety committees, and environmental task force groups to identify ways to improve the safety of child pedestrians.

Population(s) Served

Kids Don't Float focuses on safety around open bodies of water.  Six personal floatation dvice (PFD) loaner boards have been erected and maintained at six public lakes in Kansas; Big Hill, Milford, Marion, Perry, Tuttle Creek and Clinton Lakes.  The loaner boards hold multiple sizes of PFDs that can be borrowed for use by the public.

Population(s) Served

This program is a partnership with the Kansas Poison Control Center. Half of all calls to Poison Centers in Kansas are regarding children under age six. Educational programs, including Hunter and Scout's Poison Patrol, educate both children and adults on how to prevent accidental poisoning. Other programs, such as Over the Counter medicine literacy programs, target children ages 10 and over.

Population(s) Served

This program focuses on safe sleep environments for infants and works with parents and caregivers to ensure babies are put to sleep following the ABCs: Alone, on their Back, in a clutter-free Crib. The program provides education on safe sleep practices and provides portable cribs to low-income families. The program also supports a network of Safe Sleep Instructors across Kansas.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Coalition of the Year 2004

Safe Kids Worldwide

State Coordinator of the Year 2010

Safe Kids USA

Safe Kids Buckle Up - Excellence in Accountability 2002

Safe Kids USA

First Alert McLean Stevenson Award 1996

Safe Kids USA

Outstanding State Coalition 1994

Safe Kids USA

Outstanding Safe Kids Day Event 2015

Safe Kids Worldwide

Excellence in Communications Award 2013

Safe Kids Worldwide

Affiliations & memberships

Safe Kids Worldwide 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Buckle Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Buckle Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of chiildren who were fitted and given a bicycle helmet.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cycle Smart

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of car seats distributed to low-income families.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Buckle Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to reduce unintentional injuries and injury-related deaths to Kansas children ages 0-19. We will achieve this through partnerships, data-driven interventions, education, evidence-based and evidence-informed programs, and smart policy.

The Safe Kids coalition is a network of partners and local coalitions dedicated to the mission of reducing preventable childhood injury. We integrate high-level policy changes, best-practice guidance and grass-roots outreach and programs to reach at-risk children and families with prevention education and resources. We raise awareness through events, media outreach and partnerships.

Safe Kids Kansas is a non-profit coalition of organizations, agencies and businesses dedicated to reducing preventable childhood injury. We have a network of 30 coalitions serving 36 counties across Kansas. We have the ability to impact these childhood injury rates through collective impact.

We have seen significant declines in our motor vehicle occupant death rate, and increases in our observed vehicle restraint rate. In 2005, our mortality rate per 100,000 children due to motor vehicle crashes of children ages 0-19 was 11.02. By 2014, that rate had declined to 5.23. Across that same time span, hospital discharges reduced from 31.12 per 100,000 in 2010 to 25.38 in 2014. Emergency department visits also declined from 473.6 per 100,000 in 2010 to 400.6 in 2014.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SAFE KIDS KANSAS INC

Board of directors
as of 02/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Pashman

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

Term: 2020 - 2021

Jeffrey Colvin

Medical Advisor

Cherie Sage

Safe Kids Kansas

Adam Winters

Kansas Highway Patrol

Donna Pashman

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

Teresa Taylor

Stormont Vail Health

Molly Krager

Children's Mercy Hospital

Sara Hortenstine

Ks Child Death Review Board

Kayzy Bigler

KDHE - Bureau of Family Health

Dena Russell-Marino

SOS, Inc.

Krista Machado

DCCCA

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/24/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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No data

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No data

Disability

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