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

November 2011

In This Issue
2012 Model Practice Submissions
Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography
Webinar: Preventing Bullying in the First Place
Webinar: Pool Safety and Drowning Prevention
NACCHO's IVP Webpage
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2012 Model Practice Submissions-Friday Deadline!
NACCHO is accepting model practice applications through this Friday, November 11. 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. If you have any questions concerning the Model Practice program, please e-mail the NACCHO membership team. For more information, visit NACCHO's website.
Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography

This report, from the Department of Justice, provides a review of available resources and studies on dating violence among high school and middle school youth. The effectiveness of identified prevention programs is also explored. Analyzing both quantitative and qualitative literature, the report highlights important risk factors and predictors of teen dating violence and abuse. Local health departments play a key role in eliminating major risk factors at the community level, promoting protective factors, and advocating for an immediate and appropriate response through the legal system.  

RFP: Underage Drinking Prevention

As part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's ongoing efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is soliciting proposals from community-based organizations to participate in a Pilot Site Program. The goal of the campaign is to involve parents in preventing underage drinking by their 9-15 year old children. The letter of intent to apply for this opportunity is due November 30.  

Webinar: Preventing Bullying in the First Place
This webinar, from the Prevention Institute, will build skills for engaging community partners and initiating efforts to prevent bullying. "Making the Case: Prevent Bulling in the First Place" will be held tomorrow, November 10, from 2-3:30 PM EST.
Webinar: Pool Safety and Drowning Prevention

This webinar, from the Florida Department of Health, will discuss that state's efforts to reduce childhood drowning. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 16, from 2-3 PM EST.

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. Please email us any questions or feedback.