The top four causes of childhood injury requiring hospital admission in the Milwaukee area are falls, poisoning, motor vehicle crashes as a pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes as an occupant. In addition, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin data shows the central city zip code areas have the highest inpatient rates due to injuries, and injuries in these areas account for 55 percent of all injuries in the city of Milwaukee.

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids(IFCK)in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is comprised of Children's Hospital of WI and Milwaukee based community partners working together to prevent childhood injuries in Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Our programs include:

Hospital based programs:

  • Cribs For Kids, a program which provides safe sleep education and cribs
  • Car and booster seat distribution program
  • Special needs car seat loan program
  • Low cost bike helmet distribution program
  • Car Seat Fitting Station
  • Project Ujima, a program which assists youth victims of violence in the emergency room

Community based programs:

  • Kohl's Safe and Healthy, Download a free, fun, interactive, injury prevention mobile app for kids.
  • Cross Roads Teen Driving teen driving resources and programs
  • Project Ujima program collaborations:
    • Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission
    • Milwaukee Public Schools
    • Safe Schools Healthy Students
    • Milwaukee Fire Department
    • Milwaukee Police Department
    • Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office
    • Safe and Sound

Safe Kids Southeast WI programs:

  • Winner’s Wear Helmets
  • Walk This Way
  • Car seat check events
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician training
  • Street Smarts pedestrian safety online program for kids


Safe Kids Southeast WI collaborations:

  • City of Milwaukee Police Department
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff’s department

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Contact Info

Program Coordinator


  • LaShonda Kendrick

  • lkendrick@chw.org