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 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 25 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 56 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 Carr

Tragedies Remind us to Protect Kids

A blog about two recent tragedies that killed nine children reminds us all to be vigilant about protecting kids. 

The New Celebrity Apprentice with Boy George & Safe Kids

Iconic star Boy George selected Safe Kids as his charity on The New Celebrity Apprentice!

School Zone Safety

New blog, originally posted on The Huffington Post, that discusses new research on dangers in school zones.

New Help for Parents: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

This blog explains a new tool by Safe Kids Worldwide called the Ultimate Car Seat Guide, which provides expert guidance to parents on the important decisions they face when choosing and using a car seat. 

Home Fire Drill Day

Be sure to create a home escape plan on Home Fire Drill Day.