European Child Safety Alliance
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This June 12th The European Child Safety Alliance launched its Child Safety Report Cards. They score 31 countries on their level of adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 proven strategies and policies to prevent unintentional injury – good practices known to save children’s lives. The Cards show the need to increase adoption of proven child safety policies to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens and future society.
Child Safety Report Card 2012: (...)
On October 7 2011 the European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA) was awarded the Award of the European Health Forum Gastein for a (Health) Policy Initiative of European Importance. ECSA`s Child Safety Report Card initiative was selected by the European Jury as the winner of this year’s award.
The European Health Award is a prize awarded on an annual basis by the European Health Forum Gastein for projects which are designed to show improvement of medical care in Europe. More than one (...)
The European Child Safety Alliance has released a position statement and backgrounder on the danger of tap water scalds. The statement is supported by several European and international organisations and national partners from more than 20 countries.
Scald due to overly hot tap water are a cause of severe injury in very young children and a source of tremendous pain, requiring multiple hospitalisations and lengthy treatment resulting in permanent disability or disfigurement and even death. (...)
On 27 November 2009, the EPHA Secretariat organised a workshop titled "Can research ever get into the policy-making machine?," as part of the 2nd Annual Public Health Conference in Lodz, Poland. The workshop explored the challenges of getting research into the policy process and the role that health advocacy can play to increase the understanding and use of research evidence.
Although evidence-based policy remains an acknowledged goal at European level, it rarely occurs. The policy (...)