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Child Safety and Injury Prevention

Professional Resource Brief

Web Sites

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Information and resources for families and health professionals related to child safety and injury prevention, including:

Children's Safety Network
Publications covering safety-related topics, updates on developments in injury prevention, an online community forum, state highlights, data and surveillance, webinars, an e-newsletter, and research findings from peer-reviewed injury prevention literature.

CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
A-to-Z coverage of injury-related topics; publications, including fact sheets; research and activities; data and statistics; campaigns and initiatives; multimedia tools; social media resources; news and announcements.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Recalls and product safety news; consumer product-related statistics; downloadable safety tips; online videos; a safety blog; and a link to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

Medline Plus

National Safety Council
Fact sheets and other downloadable publications covering safety at home, at work, and on the road.

National SUID/SIDS Resource Center 
Information on safe sleep environment for infantschild care, and other injury prevention resources.

Safe Kids USA
Information related to unintentional childhood injury, including safety tips, product recalls, current initiatives, position papers, and public policy.

Searchable database of scholarly literature covering injury research and prevention.

Youth violence prevention resources, including current information and tools; evidence-based prevention strategies; training and technical assistance; online community workspaces; and connections to other communities. Stryve is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

World Health Organization: Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
News and electronic reports related to safety issues around the globe. Some information is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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Authors:  Beth DeFrancis Sun, M.L.S.; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library
November 2013

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. 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.