Intended Audience: Injury Prevention Leaders in Tribal Communities
Description: More children and adolescents ages 1-19 die from injuries and violence than from all diseases combined, and injuries are a leading cause of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and disabilities. In recognition of the urgent need to reduce these injuries and to spearhead significant improvements in safety for all children, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), in cooperation with the Children’s Safety Network Program, is embarking on a Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) to support a national movement to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents by 100,000 over the next three years. States, territories, and tribal communities are all encouraged to apply to participate in this exciting new initiative. Through the CS CoIIN, approximately 15 states, territories, and tribal communities will join together and form cyber-teams to test and scale-up evidence-based child safety strategies. The CS CoIIN application form has just been released (to view the application form, go to: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/CSCoIIN), and completed applications and signed statements of commitment are due by Monday, August 24th. This webinar provides an introduction to the goals and approach of the CS CoIIN, describes the expectations and benefits for those who participate in the CoIIN, and offers an opportunity for the webinar participants to ask questions about the CoIIN.