CSN eNewsletter
January 22, 2020
New CSN Resource on Preventing Poisonings Among Children and Youth From Electronic Cigarettes
According to the Centers for Disease Control's  National Youth Tobacco Survey , in 2019, 5 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including 27.5 % of high school students and 10.5% of middle school students. These  recent data show increases from 2018  when more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including 20.8% of high school students and 4.9 % of middle school students (Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011-2018. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), February 2019). Electronic cigarettes are particularly unsafe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products. National attention has recently focused on vaping-related lung injury. As of November 20, 2019, 2,290 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use- associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Forty-seven related deaths have been confirmed in 25 states and D.C.  Other injury-related consequences of electronic cigarettes include acute nicotine exposure among children and youth caused by swallowing, breathing or absorbing e-cigarette liquid as well as fires and explosions caused by defective e-cigarette batteries,  some of which have resulted in serious injuries.

Clinicians, school staff, coaches, parents and policy makers can all play a role in preventing the use of e-cigarettes among youth and young adults. Included in the resource guide are some resources designed to help.

The Children’s Safety Network, in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is launching the second cohort of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents.

The application for Cohort 2 of the Children's Safety Learning Collaborative (CSLC) is live! Learn more about the CSLC and download the application for   Cohort 2 here .

Current participating states are encouraged to apply for new topics and/or continue with their current topics. New states are encouraged to apply for 1-2 topics. The Cohort will launch in May 2020.
Upcoming Events and Webinar Archives
Upcoming Webinar: Motor Vehicle National Peer Learning Core Team (MV-NPLT)
Mapping the Future: Reviewing our Strategic Approach
January 31, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30pm ET
Note: This is not a CSN event. Please contact the organization in charge of the event if you have any questions.
Archived Webinar CSN-A and CSN Webinar: Improving Injury Outcomes: Understanding Health Equity from a Systems Perspective
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET on November 12, 2019


In the United States, 14,000 children and adolescents ages 0–19 die of injuries, 227,000 are hospitalized, and 8.7 million visit the emergency department. EDC’s Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for state and jurisdiction health departments working to promote child and adolescent safety through injury and violence prevention. Hear from Jennifer Leonardo, CSN; Rachel Heitmann, Tennessee Department of Health; and Brad Rholing, Rutherford County School.

Motor Vehicle Safety

Substance Misuse Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Safe Sleep

Suicide Prevention

Young Worker Safety
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.