Safe Kids Greater Tampa, led by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Wins National Award

September 14, 2023
Woman holding hands with two children as they cross the street using a crosswalk. All three are smiling in the photo.
Safe Kids Greater Tampa Coordinator Michelle Sterling shows young students the importance of using crosswalks during a safety event at Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School.


Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Greater Tampa, led by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, is committed to keeping children safe through community education and safety events on topics like car seat safety, drowning prevention, bike and pedestrian safety, heatstroke prevention, safe gun storage and more. 

Safe Kids Worldwide recently recognized Safe Kids Greater Tampa Coordinator Michelle Sterling with the Martha Collar Partnership Award for exhibiting leadership and a commitment to collaboration and partnerships. 

The national award was one of 16 presented to individuals, agencies and organizations at the Safe Kids Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon). The event is a three-day gathering of more than 500 safety professionals who come together to network, learn and collaborate on efforts the safety of children at home, at play, at school, and on the way. 

“It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of Safe Kids Greater Tampa,” Sterling said. “Partnering with the community is vital to ensuring kids and families have up-to-date information on how to stay and injury-free.”  

Every two years at PrevCon, Safe Kids Worldwide honors members of the child injury prevention community for their commitment to keeping kids safe.

For more information about Safe Kids Greater Tampa and the wellness and safety programs offered by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, click here.


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