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June 2011

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Recalled cribDream on Me Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation, Laceration, and Fall Hazards

Consumer Product Safety Commission
(May 24, 2011)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall for full-size and portable drop-side cribs from Dream on Me, due to accidents and injuries associated with entrapment, suffocation, laceration, and falling. For more information, read the news release above.

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Webinar: Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence
2-3:30PM (ET) June 28,2011
This webcast will feature speakers who work on programs designed to prevent gang-related violence. Topics will include firearm-related injuries, current programs, and challenges faced by professionals in the field.


Roots of Change Biennial Conference: Addressing the Roots of Gendered Violence

November 2-4, 2011, Portland, OR

This conference focuses on the prevention of gendered violence. The theme for 2011 is media, entertainment, and pop culture.


Beat the Heat: Heat Illness Prevention and Treatment
This fact sheet, put out by the Kendrick Fincher Memorial Foundation, provides tips on staying hydrated and avoiding heat illness.   

Excessive Heat Events Guidebook
Published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this guidebook provides information to help local health officials assess the vulnerability of their communities when excessive heat events occur and develop effective notification and response programs.


Washington State Drowning Prevention Policy Strategies

The Washington State Child and Youth Open Water Drowning Prevention Policy Task Force presents these policy strategies to reduce open water drowning.


Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
The CPSC put forth these guidelines to promote pool safety through barriers, with the goal of reducing drowning fatalities.


Disaster Preparedness to Meet Children's Needs
This web portal from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides resources for communities to promote emergency preparedness and the protection of children during and after disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and storms.

Funding Opportunities
Community Transformation Grants
Deadline: July 15, 2011
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grants for Injury Control Research Centers 

Deadline: October 28, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention