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Released Date: May 2016

The amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. increased nearly four times from 1999 to 2010 (CDC), yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. (Chang, H., American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2014). Prescription and over-the-…

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Released Date: Mar 2016

In 2012, nearly 6,000 children aged 0 through 4 were hospitalized and another 55,000 were treated and released from U.S. emergency rooms for medication poisoning (Health Care Utilization Project, National Inpatient Sample and National Emergency Department Sample, 2012). These poisonings resulted in…

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Released Date: Feb 2016

Falls are the number one leading cause of hospitalized injury in the U.S. for children ages 0 through 14. This infographic has information on the frequency and causes of fall hospitalizations among children and youth.  Download a print version of the infographic   Falls are the number one leading…

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Released Date: Nov 2015

In 2013, US high school students took the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This infographic outlines some of the findings related to bullying and fighting. Download a printable PDF of the infographic How Common Are Bullying and Fighting among High Schoolers? In 2013, US high school students…

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Released Date: Oct 2015

In 2013, fires and burns were the fourth leading cause of injury-related deaths to children ages 1-18 in the U.S. (WISQARS). Most of these deaths were caused by residential fires, although a working smoke detector can reduce by half the risk of dying in a home fire (NFPA). In addition, it is …

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Released Date: Sep 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), defined here as a concussion, skull fracture, or internal brain injury, can have life-long cognitive, physical, and financial impacts. Preventing these injuries requires an understanding of what causes them. To understand the causes of TBI, the Children’s Safety…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

Change Packages The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in five topic areas of child safety. The Change Packages include the Child Safety CoIIN aim statements, goals, drivers, change ideas, and measures. They were…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

Child Safety CoIIN: A Roadmap to Continuous Quality Improvement The following information uses the analogy of a road trip to describe the steps for participants in the Child Safety CoIIN. We hope it will help you understand how all the different components fit together and how your state,…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

Participants in the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) are identifying and developing innovative ways to collect real-time outcomes data. Typically, data on injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits are centrally collected at…

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Released Date: Jul 2015

E-cigarettes contain a liquid nicotine solution that can be poisonous. These products come in bright colors and appealing flavors and scents, making them particularly attractive to young children. Print version of infographic with sources Poster version of infographic Lethality[1] Nicotine is an…

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Released Date: May 2015

Bullying is a major public health concern. According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a biennial survey of students in grades 9-12 that is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of students reported being bullied on school property and 15% reported being…

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Released Date: Jan 2015

In the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 20 percent of students reported being bullied on school property and 15 percent reported being electronically bullied in the 12 months preceding the survey. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor…

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Released Date: Dec 2014

Each year, more than one million youth ages 0 through 19 sustain a non-fatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) (NEISS; NEISS –AIP 2007-2009).  With the passage of legislation in all states and the District of Columbia to prevent and manage youth sports concussions, awareness of TBI is on the rise.…

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Released Date: Nov 2014

Summarizes the incidence and cost savings of interventions to prevent injuries due to motor vehicles, impaired driving, open-flame/burns, and violence. Also includes cost savings realized by health/miscellaneous services and substance abuse prevention.

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Released Date: Nov 2014

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), nearly 15 percent of high school students have experienced electronic bullying within the past year. Sexting has become a concern as adolescents text, e-mail, or post explicit pictures of themselves or others on social networking sites.…

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Halloween Safety - Oct 2014
Released Date: Oct 2014

The deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Our Halloween Safety infographic has safety facts and tips to make sure you and your children have a safe and happy Halloween! Print…

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Boating Safety - Sep 2014
Released Date: Sep 2014

In 2013, 560 individuals lost their lives while boating, and 2,620 sustained non-fatal injuries. Forty-nine of those who died and 589 of those who were injured were youth between the ages of 0 and 19 years old. Since 1971, boating deaths have steadily decreased thanks to programs focusing on boater…

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Released Date: Jul 2014

CSN has produced this resource guide to provide a comprehensive, annotated list of resources for pedestrian safety. The resource guide is divided into eight sections: Data; Safe Routes to School; Pedestrian Safety for Preschoolers; Other Programs, Strategies and Campaigns; Program Planning,…

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Released Date: Mar 2014

The following fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among the 0 through 14 year old population in the United States. It contains a review of data and information about the magnitude of the problem, shows how different demographic groups are impacted, and…

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Released Date: Mar 2014

The following fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among 15 through 24 year olds in the United States. It contains a review of data and information about the magnitude of the problem, shows how different demographic groups are impacted, and describes the…

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