NACCHO Injury Prevention Newsletter
News, Resources, and Events for Local Health Departments
 

September 2011

In This Issue
New! NACCHO's IVP Webpage
2012 Model Practice Submissions
NACCHO's New MCAH Sentinel Network
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Toolkit
Webinar: Repercussions of Bullying on Girls' Futures
Safe Routes to School Program Progress Report
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New! NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention Webpage
All of the information included in this newsletter, and much more, is now available online! NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) project webpage has been recently redesigned and updated. Visit the IVP project webpage for the latest news, resources, events, and funding opportunities available to local health departments (LHDs). These subject areas will be updated weekly, so be sure to check back frequently to get the latest information. The project webpage will serve as a replacement for biweekly email updates, but you will continue to receive this monthly IVP newsletter. If you have any questions or feedback, please email injuryprevention@naccho.org.
2012 Model Practice Submissions
Is your LHD doing something innovative to address the causes of injury and violence? If so, consider submitting an application to NACCHO's Model Practice program. This program has honored innovative LHD programs since 2003. NACCHO will accept model practice applications October 10 through November 11, 2011. If you have any questions concerning the Model Practice program, please e-mail practices@naccho.org and a member of NACCHO membership team will respond. For more information, visit NACCHO's website.
NACCHO's New MCAH Sentinel Network

NACCHO is currently undertaking a multi-year project to strengthen LHD Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) programs. As part of this project, NACCHO is creating a Sentinel Network to further increase its understanding of local MCAH. LHD staff members who are working to improve health outcomes for MCAH populations are eligible to participate. The deadline to register online is September 20, 2011. Please email mch@naccho.org if you have any questions. 

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Toolkit

Shaken baby syndrome is an often fatal form of child abuse in which an adult violently shakes a baby or young child. An estimated 1,000 to 3,000 cases of shaken baby syndrome leading to serious injury or death occur each year in the US. This recently updated toolkit can be used by local health departments to inform their communities about shaken baby syndrome and prevention. 

Webinar: Repercussions of Bullying on Girls' Futures
Safe Routes to School Program Progress Report

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program released a progress report in August to describe how federal and state agencies have met the requirements of the original SRTS legislation, what types of projects have been funded, and how these programs have been administered. The report covers activities from August 2005 to December 31, 2010.  

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