With families and communities focusing on summer fun and outdoor activities, there is a need to increase our attention on drowning and fire and burn prevention.
While deaths and nonfatal injuries from fires and burns have decreased over the past 20 years, there are still too many occurrences. Fires and burns are the fifth leading cause
of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages <19 in the U.S.
Nearly 300 children and adolescents die from fire or burn injuries each year in the U.S. and over 100,000
are admitted to a hospital or treated in an emergency department. In CSN’s new Fire and Burn resource guide
and blog post highlighted below
, families, communities and states can learn more about how they can help reduce fire and burn injuries.
Also, applications are now open
for the third cohort of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative! The third cohort will begin in November 2021 and continue for 18 months to April 2023. Learn more about the CSLC and how to apply to this national initiative to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents here.
Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.
Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director