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The Safe Kids Worldwide Research Department works to ensure the scientific integrity of our organization’s childhood injury prevention efforts. Among the questions we seek to answer: What are the emerging risks to children? Are rates of injuries and deaths rising for certain dangers and falling for others? Are our programs leading to behavior change – and ultimately saving lives and preventing needless emergency room visits and hospitalizations?
Our work helps adults understand the dangers kids face as they ride in motor vehicles, walk to school and community events, swim, play sports and relax in their own homes. We explore how and why injuries happen, and identify promising practices for prevention.The information we create (primary research) or gather (secondary research) helps the staff, member countries and coalitions with their programs, advocacy, fundraising and communications.
Among the methods we use to gather data to keep kids safe are focus groups, parent and caregiver polls, observational studies and mining of existing databases. Yet no matter what methods we use, the goal of Safe Kids research is always discovering new ways for children to live and grow in a safer world.
Here is a List of Our Latest Research
- Game Changers: Stats, Stories, and What Communities are Doing to Protect Young Athletes (August 2013)
- An In-Depth Look at Keeping Young Children Safe Around Medicine (March 2013)
- A Report to the Nation on Home Safety: The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs (December, 2012)
- Walking Safely: A Report to the Nation (August, 2012)
- Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety (April, 2012)
- Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids: A Report to the Nation on Safe Medication (March, 2012)
- Halloween Safety: A National Survey of Parents' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors (2011)
- A Look Inside American Family Vehicles: National Study of 79,000 Car Seats 2009-2010 (2011)
- Full list of our research reports.