CSN eNewsletter
July 21, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

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.

World Drowning Prevention Day will be held on July 25th. Drowning is responsible for more than 1 in 10 unintentional injury deaths in children and adolescents, with nearly 900 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 dying in the U.S. every year. Learn more about drowning prevention  from the Children’s Safety Network.

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
New CSN Blog:
Tips for Preventing Child Burn and Fire Injuries in Summer
Summer activities have their own risks of fire and burn injuries. More than 100,000 children per year are admitted to the hospital or treated in the emergency department for burn injuries. These injuries can be prevented! In our new blog, Tips for Preventing Child Burn and Fire Injuries in Summer, CSN's Kate Sinclair discusses ways families, communities, and states can work together to ensure all children have a safe and fun summer.

For more information on reducing fire and burn injuries in children, check out CSN's new Fire and Burn 2021 Resource Guide.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Awareness Events for August
CSN Webinar:
Teen Driving Safety: Recent Research and Implications for Prevention
August 23, 2021, 2-3 PM ET
Drowning Prevention
Firearm Safety


Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse Prevention

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention

Suicide Prevention

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $5,000,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.