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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

Safe Kids and General Motors teamed up to bring you a few things to remember when driving with your little ones this winter.
Halloween Kid
But if there is one thing this "storm of the century" has taught us, it's the importance of family, friends and being safe. That means if you're in an area where fallen trees, flooding streets and loose electrical wires threaten to make it difficult or dangerous to trick-or-treat, please don't hesitate to do the smart thing and stay in this Halloween.
Fire Safety
Every day at least one child dies from a home fire and nearly 300 children suffer from injuries as a result of a fire or burn. Yet every one of these tragedies is preventable. So we're asking everyone to do two simple things to help protect your family from home fires.
Heatstroke Image
The alarm to parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car sounded louder last week after three more children died of heatstroke in cars.
Sports Safety Image
How does a parent keep a teenager safe and at the same time teach her how to be responsible as she grows and learns?

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