Child Safety Learning Collaborative


Applications for cohort 1 of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative are now available! Click here to preview a PDF of the online application. To access the online application and statement of commitment, please email

Applications will close on September 27, 2023 at 11:59PM ET. The first cohort will run from December 2023 - April 2025.

The Child Safety Learning Collaborative is an unprecedented opportunity for states and jurisdictions to collaborate with the aim to advance evidence-based policies, programs, and practices at the state and local levels to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents. The Learning Collaborative currently focuses on four topic areas: Bullying Prevention, Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety (includes child passenger safety and teen driver/passenger safety), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention, and Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention (Drowning to come in Cohort 2!). 

Who may apply: Title V State/Jurisdiction Health Departments are eligible and encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The application and statement of commitment must be signed by the state/jurisdiction Maternal and Child Health director and/or the Injury and Violence Prevention Director. 

If you are not funded through Title V but wish to participate, please reach out to your state Health Department to find out how you can collaborate with them to participate. For more information on Title V and to find your state contact, you can visit

Timeline: Each of the cohorts over the 5-year period will last 18 months. Teams are encouraged to continue on into successive cohorts. This first cohort will run from December 2023 to April 2025.

How to apply: To be considered for the Child Safety Learning Collaborative, interested states and jurisdiction Title V agencies must submit the completed application form and statement of commitment by 11:59PM ET September 27, 2023. To access the online application form and statement of commitment, please email

A full list of benefits, overview, and commitment can be found here.

For questions about the application form and/or the Learning Collaborative, please contact Jenny Stern-Carusone, CSLC Director, at


Upcoming Dates to Launch Cohort 1

  • Informational Webinar on applying for the CSLC (attend one)
  • Application Submission Closing Date: September 27, 2023
  • Applicants are accepted and notified: October 4, 2023
  • Orientation webinar (attend one)
    • October 24, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time or
    • October 26, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Initial Technical Assistance Consultations conducted with teams in November through December
  • Initial topic call meeting January 2024
  • Hybrid Learning Session: February 1 and 2, 2024 - hosted at the EDC offices in Waltham, MA. One to two people from each team are invited to attend in-person with all expenses paid; other team members are expected to participate virtually.
  • Monthly online meetings and reporting begins February 2024


Listen to some of our Cohort 3 teams reflect on the benefits of being in the CSLC

Read our peer-reviewed journal article containing data from cohort one of the CSLC: "Achieving gains in state and local child safety systems and workforce development: application of the framework for quality improvement and innovation in child safety."

Read our peer-reviewed journal article containing data from cohort one of CoIIN: "Building the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network: How does it work and what is it achieving?"

For questions about the Child Safety Learning Collaborative, please contact: Jenny Stern-Carusone: