The Children's Safety Now Alliance, representing injury prevention leaders and experts from national organizations, federal agencies, state health departments, hospitals, and universities, has created “
Moving Towards Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Child and Adolescent Injury Disparities” to assist public health practitioners to (a) use a health equity lens in their future injury and violence prevention practices and programs, and (b) reflect on existing practices and programs to make any necessary improvements. This fact sheet provides a brief review of child and adolescent injury disparities across several populations (e.g., sex, race/ethnicity, geography, disability, sexual minority, health literacy, and socioeconomic status (SES)); successful examples from the public health field where injury disparities have been addressed; and resources to identify inequity and understand, assess, and promote health equity.
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.