Research shows that accidental injuries are the leading cause of death in children and youth ages 0 to 19 in the United States. In 2018, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that injury-related deaths among 10- to 19-year-olds had significantly increased due to injuries, traffic accidents, substance misuse, violence, and suicide. These trends can and must be reversed.   

EDC’s Children’s Safety Network (CSN) provides training and technical assistance to all U.S. state and jurisdiction health departments on evidence-based practices to prevent injuries, stop violence, and promote the well-being of children and youth. Nationwide, CSN’s tools, trainings, and technical assistance are building capacity to safeguard young people.

Key Activities

CSN guides public health professionals in using research, data, and quality improvement to protect young people and advance safety. CSN’s recent activities include the following:



  • CSN’s CSLC assisted 381 schools and organizations in implementing programs in bullying prevention, motor vehicle traffic safety, suicide and self-harm prevention, and sudden unexpected infant death prevention.
  • More than 3,000 public health professionals have participated in CSN webinars.
  • CSN’s weekly newsletter has over 16,000 subscribers.

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Children’s Safety Network (CSN)
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Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau