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Kate Carr

President and CEO, Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids President and CEO Kate CarrKate 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 500 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 60 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

So to help families brush up on their walking safety skills, Safe Kids and FedEx teamed up to bring you seven tips in the form of a fun, interactive infographic. In less than five minutes, you can learn how to cross the road more safely for a lifetime. And it's fun. 

laundry safety blog

Safe Kids is working with the Tide and Gain Up, Up, and Away Laundry Safety Program to raise awareness about a real concern for parents. Since 2012, more than 33,000 calls have been placed to the Poison Help line about liquid laundry packets. That's about 30 calls a day and it caught our attention.

save kids lives blog

For too long, global road safety has not received the priority it deserves, especially when it comes to the needs of children. Not only are children at high risk in vehicles, on bicycles, and in some countries on motorcycles, they are vulnerable as pedestrians and are often injured or killed in the simple act of walking to school.

medicine safety huffpo blog

En nuestro último estudio científico, “Seguridad de los medicamentos para niños: Un análisis en profundidad de las llamadas a los Centros de Toxicología”, descubrimos que mientras los niños pequeños generan muchas más llamadas a los centros de toxicología por exposición a las medicinas, los adolescentes corren un riesgo mayor de graves consecuencias relacionadas con la intoxicación con medicinas.

medication HuffPo blog

What we’ve found in our latest research study, “Medicine Safety for Children: An In-Depth Look at Calls to Poison Centers,” is that while younger kids generate far more calls to poison centers for medication exposure, teens are at greater risk for serious outcomes related to medicine poisonings.

home safety blog

Safe Kids Worldwide just released a new research report that explores what parents do ̶- or don't do ̶- to keep kids safe in the home. You may be surprised to learn that 3.5 million children go to the emergency department every year for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes. And tragically, 2,200 children die from an injury in the home.

Kate Carr

Injury prevention is not about watching your kids every minute of the day or wrapping them in bubble wrap. It’s the opposite. Injury prevention is about creating an environment where kids can explore and take chances while minimizing the serious injuries and deaths that we can prevent.

TV Safety Day

January 31, the day before the Super Bowl, is National TV Safety Day. It's an important day for parents, grandparents and anyone who has kids in their homes, because checking your TV matters.


Nothing is worse than a parent losing a child – especially if the tragedy was preventable. Each year in the United States, thousands of families lose children this way making it the No. 1 cause of childhood deaths. Millions more are sent to the emergency room every year because of preventable injuries.

Fortunately, these injuries are preventable which means we can do something about them. One of things I am responsible for in my role at Safe Kids Worldwide, is to find partners that share our focus on preventable injury. I am very excited about a new collaboration beginning this year with Nationwide and a program it calls Make Safe Happen. And to show you both why a company joins us in our mission and what the program will aim to do, I thought it’d be easiest to capture a recent conversation I had with Nationwide’s Chief Marketing Officer, Matt Jauchius.

Statement on Road Safety for Children

A growing epidemic of traffic injuries is devastating the next generation of children around the globe. More than 500 children are killed every day as a result of road traffic collisions, and tens of thousands are injured, often suffering lifelong disabilities. Children living in poorer nations are most at risk. In fact, more than 90 percent of child road deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.