Children's Safety Now Alliance

Children's Safety Now Alliance

CSN, in partnership with HRSA MCHB, facilitates the Children's Safety Now Alliance with participation by leaders and experts representing national organizations, federal agencies, state health departments, hospitals, and universities. The purpose of the Alliance is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents. The Alliance is guided by a Steering Committee which works to create new synergy among public and private stakeholders and to support the activities of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative. The Steering Committee provides advice to the Learning Collaborative and helps to communicate the lessons and accomplishments of the Learning Collaborative to a broad national audience that includes public health professionals, policymakers, funders, and families.

Press Release: Experts Convene to Create National Agenda for Reducing Childhood Injuries

The goals of the Children's Safety Now Alliance are:

  • Increase alignment among partners
    • Prioritize key child safety topics
    • Extend reach to new partners
      • Communicate key child safety messages to multiple sectors and to non-traditional partners
      • Expand the network of champions that support child safety and that can advocate for our goals
  • Strengthen the theory/research/practice cycle
    • Catalyze innovative methods informed by data, metrics, and a commitment to continuous quality improvement
      • Increase understanding of and capacity to address health disparities in child safety and to engage people who are disproportionately affected by injuries and violence
    • Address social determinants of health
    • Research unanswered questions
    • Translate existing evidence into practice
      • Accelerate the gains in child safety by scaling up effective strategies for injury and violence prevention
  • Drive change at various levels
    • Engage and support local communities
    • Change systems and policy
  • Assure sustainable and adequate resources

Child Safety Now Alliance Member Organizations/Agencies

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health - National Resource Center
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Children’s Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
  • Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Family Voices
  • Gender Spectrum
  • Georgetown University, National Center for Cultural Competence
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Impact Research, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
  • National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
  • National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center  
  • National Farm Medicine Center
  • National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ)
  • Network for Public Health Law
  • Prevent Child Abuse America
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Safe States Alliance
  • State Adolescent Health Resource Center  
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Yale School of Medicine

State Health Departments:

  • Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
  • Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Tennessee Department of Health

 

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