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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

Button Battery safety
Each year in the United States almost 3,000 kids – or one every three hours – swallow a button battery.
Never leave a child alone in a car
Many people are shocked to learn how hot the inside of a car can actually get.
Blog Post: We all have experiences that are so meaningful -- personally and professionally -- that we always remember. Reposted from Huffington Post.
Explore our new website
Our new website is more dynamic, more engaging and an even greater resource for anyone interested in keeping kids healthy, happy and safe.
Every year during National Poison Prevention Week (March 17 - 23), I think of my younger brother, Jim. And sometimes I even call to remind him of what happened 30 years ago.
When my first daughter, Jennifer, was born, we took her home from the hospital in a Moses basket. It wasn't because I didn't have the resources for a car seat. Like every new parent, I would have done anything to protect my baby. I just didn't know any better.
DC Skyline
Will the president and Congress embrace reasonable funding in proven federal programs, which are critical in the cause of child injury prevention, and recognize that there are tax dollars to be saved in child injury prevention?
Pedestrian safety
Safe Kids and FedEx released a new report with some surprising statistics on walking safely to school.
Learn how pink nail polish helps one grandparent remember his granddaughter, and spreads the word about the dangers of TV tip-overs.
Don’t wait. Act now to make sure your child is safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.