Children's Safety Now Alliance

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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.

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

  • America's Poison Centers
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Nurses Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
  • Education Development Center
  • Fenway Health
  • Georgetown University, National Center for Cultural Competence
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Impact Research, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
  • National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
  • National Farm Medicine Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Network for Public Health Law
  • Prevent Child Abuse America
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Safe States Alliance
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration

State Health Departments:

  • Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Louisiana Department of Health
  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services