In the early days of the pandemic, Children's Safety Network (CSN) highlighted child safety areas relevant to children spending more time at home, such as firearm safety and drowning prevention.
In CSN’s new infographic, Disparities in U.S. Childhood and Adolescent Drowning Deaths, differences in the rates of drowning deaths in children by sex, race/ethnicity, and geographic location are highlighted along with prevention steps.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children ages 1-4. For children and adolescents ages 5-19, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths.
Firearm injuries and deaths are a public health epidemic. In the last weeks, while the nation has mourned recent gun violence deaths, new research has highlighted the need for more public health approaches to firearm safety. Over the next months, CSN will publish a resource on firearm safety, focused on how states, jurisdictions and communities can work to reduce firearm injuries and deaths.