National Coordinated Child Safety Initiative

National Coordinated Child Safety Initiative

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CSN, in partnership with HRSA MCHB, facilitates a National Coordinated Child Safety Initiative (NCCSI) with participation by leaders and experts representing national organizations and federal agencies with a commitment to child safety. The purpose of the National Initiative is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents. The National Initiative 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 CoIIN strategy teams. The Steering Committee provides advice to the Child Safety CoIIN and helps to communicate the lessons and accomplishments of the Child Safety CoIIN 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 NCCSI 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

Steering Committee Member Organizations/Agencies

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health - National Resource Center
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) 
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Brandeis University Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence
  • Center for Concussion at the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • City MatCH
  • Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Family Voices   
  • Gender Spectrum
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Impact Research, LLC
  • Indian Health Service
  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths\
  • National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety 
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
  • Network for Public Health Law
  • Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Safe States Alliance
  • School Based Health Alliance
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital 
  • State Adolescent Health Resource Center  
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
  • Widmeyer Communications


State Health Departments:
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Rhode Island

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