Drowning Prevention Partners

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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.

Partner Profile
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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.