NACCHO Injury Prevention Newsletter
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August 2011

In This Issue
Internet Safety Online Resource Collection
Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Campaign
Preventing Teen Suicide DVD
CDC Report on Sports and Recreation Heat Illness
Archived Webinar: Preventing Child Death from Heat Stroke in Cars
RFA: Health Impact Assessment Mentorship Project
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Internet Safety Online Resource Collection

ComputerThis collection of online resources, from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, provides information for educators, health care providers, and families, in order to promote a safer virtual world as part of a larger effort to eliminate sexual violence. Explore these resources on their website. 

Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Campaign
The Five Moms: Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Campaign is a coalition of mothers dedicated to raising awareness of and preventing cough medicine abuse among teens. Find out more about this campaign and how you can get involved on the Five Moms website.
Preventing Teen Suicide DVD
A new DVD from Screening for Mental Health, SOS Friends for Life, features the true stories of three teenagers who have struggled with mental health issues. The video also provides students with instructions for identifying signs of distress in themselves and in friends, to promote effective response and reduce teen suicide. Learn more or watch a video clip.
CDC Report on Sports and Recreation Heat Illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report (MMWR), released on July 29, 2011, investigates sports and recreation heat illness from 2001-2009. The report found those most at risk for heat illness from outdoor sport or recreation to be males and those ages 15-19 years. Recommendations include the development of effective heat illness prevention messages, targeted toward physically active individuals, particularly those in the riskiest groups. Read more about the findings in the MMWR.
Archived Webinar: Preventing Child Death from Heat Stroke in Cars
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition website has several archived webinars from their maternal and child health webinar series, including this webinar on preventing deaths among children from heat stroke in vehicles. The webinar includes information about incidence, tips for raising awareness, and free resources for providers and parents.
RFA: Health Impact Assessment Mentorship Project
The Health Impact Project and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have announced a request for applications for local health departments to participate in a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Mentorship Project. Designed to support local health departments wishing to implement this important approach to building healthy communities, this program will match four agencies that are new to HIA with those that have experience in the field, giving them peer-to-peer assistance and technical support. More information, including eligibility requirements, the full Request for Applications and accompanying application form, is available on NACCHO's website.
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