CSN eNewsletter
September 24, 2021
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

CSN released the Health Equity Planner to Implement and Spread Child Safety Strategies in Communities during a live learning lab at the Safe States Alliance 2021 Annual Conference, a Children’s Safety Now Alliance partner. A wide audience of state and child safety leaders and practitioners engaged in lively discussion on the value of the Health Equity Planner to foster dialogue within departments and advance health equity through a comprehensive, practical approach that moves from assessment to action. The CSN Health Equity Planner will help you get started on a systematic approach towards health equity in child safety programming. For additional health equity framing, see the research articles below. 

In addition to being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we also want to call your attention to September being Baby Safety Month. Below are select CSN resources to support work to keep children of all ages safe and healthy: 

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 Resource:
Health Equity Planner to Implement and Spread Child Safety Strategies in Communities
Designed to guide Title V and public health agencies in advancing health equity through a tested quality improvement approach, the new CSN Health Equity Planner integrates health equity approaches in the planning of child safety initiatives. The Health Equity Planner is organized into five sections, each with a series of detailed questions on assessing your current situation, planning your work and testing your strategies, and monitoring your work and making necessary adaptations based on data at the departmental and/or programmatic level.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Awareness Events for October
Bullying Prevention

Child Maltreatment Prevention

Firearm Safety


Health Equity

Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety

Substance Misuse

Suicide and Self-Harm 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.