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Kate Carr

President and CEO, Safe Kids Worldwide

Kate Carr serves as the president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from preventable injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Around the world, a million children die each year from preventable injuries. Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and with partners in 27 countries around the world to prevent childhood deaths and injuries from car crashes, drownings, fires, poisoning, falls and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has worked closely with partners to help reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from preventable injury by 55 percent.

Kate has dedicated her career to helping children and families. Prior to joining Safe Kids Worldwide in October 2011, she served as Managing Director of Malaria No More and played a lead role in resource mobilization and expansion of programmatic activities in Africa to give mothers, children and families the tools they need to protect themselves against Malaria.

As president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kate was instrumental in expanding the Foundation’s work around the world to ensure more babies were born free of HIV and those children and mothers already living with the virus would get the medicine they needed to live longer and healthier lives.

Kate’s political experience includes serving as Special Assistant to the President, Office of Public Liaison at the White House and working on multiple local, state and national campaigns.

Blogs by Kate

Champions Image
Our kids don't have lobbyists or political action committees. In this election cycle, they can't vote. But their voices must be heard.
Becca and Thomas
Safety and freedom are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they are both essential to creating an environment in which children thrive.
TV Recycling
Unfortunately, these tragedies happen more often than you would think. Every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over.
Halloween Kids
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, twice as many children are hit and killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year.
Photo: Car Seat Kid
Safe Kids released a study that found one in four parents admit to having driven without their child buckled up in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt.
According to a study by my organization, one in five high school students and one in eight middle school students cross the street while distracted.
Fire Station
I am always awestruck when I meet one of those heroes, and America met another one last week, Antoinette Tuff.
CFO, Doug Myers, raises $100,000 in marathon.
Avoid ACL injuries
Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes.
At Safe Kids Worldwide, we work with families to make sure that first ride, and every ride, is a safe one.