Drowning Prevention Partners
CDC’s Division of Injury Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control works with organizations across the country and around the world to collect drowning data. The data are used to gain understanding, create recommendations, and offer resources that save lives.
We work with other parts of CDC on healthy and safe swimming, including the:
We collaborate with organizations across the country through Water Safety USAexternal icon:
- American Academy of Pediatricsexternal icon
- American Red Crossexternal icon
- Boy Scouts of Americaexternal icon
- Diversity in Aquaticsexternal icon
- National Drowning Prevention Allianceexternal icon
- National Park Serviceexternal icon
- National Safe Boating Councilexternal icon
- Pool & Hot Tub Allianceexternal icon
- Safe Kids Worldwideexternal icon
- U.S. Coast Guardexternal icon
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionexternal icon
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineersexternal icon
- United States Lifesaving Associationexternal icon
- USA Swimming Foundationexternal icon
- YMCA of the USAexternal icon
CDC, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the American Red Cross
CDC is working with the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the American Red Cross to:
- Identify barriers to participation in basic swimming and water-safety skills training among youth who are at higher risk of drowning due to racial and ethnic disparities.
- Evaluate a program that teaches basic swimming and water safety skills to children ages 1–4.