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

January 2012

In This Issue
NACCHO Annual 2012: Call for Proposals
NACCHO Job Opening: Injury and Violence Prevention Program
Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit
Webinar: Gun Violence, Mental Illness, and Firearms Laws
Guide: Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention
Guide: Spotting Injury and Violence Prevention on Your Radar Screen
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NACCHO Annual 2012: Call for Session Proposals Open

The theme for NACCHO Annual 2012 will be, "Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the Future." The call for session proposals is now open. Session tracks are:

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Control - Funding Prevention vs. Treatment
  • Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change
  • Making the Case for Local Health Departments with Limited Resources
  • Transforming and Supporting the Local Public Health Workforce
  • Building a Disaster Resilient Community:  Sustainable Approaches to Planning, Response, and Recovery for Public Health Emergencies
  • Public Health Research
Additional session track descriptions and learning objectives can be found at NA12 Session Track Descriptions. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Please visit  NA12 Call for Sharing Session Proposals for details on submitting a proposal for consideration.

NACCHO Job Opening: 

 Injury and Violence Prevention Program Analyst 

NACCHO has an immediate opening for full-time Program Analyst for the Injury and Violence Prevention Program. A Program Analyst is responsible for providing professional support for programs or internal functional activities and typically performs moderately difficult analysis, research, writing, and project coordination, usually under the direction of a Senior Specialist or Director. Learn more.
Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit:
For Planning and Health Professionals
Developed by the CDC, this toolkit provides a comprehensive framework for local health departments, project managers, city planners, and other important stakeholders to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs) on proposed transportation projects, plans, and policies. Elements of the toolkit include general HIA resources, background information on HIA indicators, case studies, and strategies for health-oriented transportation projects and policies.
Gun Violence, Mental Illness, and Firearms Laws:
Research Evidence and Questions for Science,
Policy, and Practice (Webinar)

This webinar, from the Network for Public Health Law, will discuss gun violence in the United States-its prevalence, causes, and potential policy approaches to reducing this problem-specifically focusing on how mental illness contributes to violence and how this can be affected by laws limiting access to firearms. The webinar will be held Jan. 26 from 1-2 PM EST; the registration deadline is Jan. 24 at 1 PM EST. Register here.

Guide: Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention

This guide, from the Safe States Alliance, is intended to be a conversation starter for injury and violence prevention directors
to use with state health officials and other leaders, including policymakers. The strategies and tips included in the guide were gathered in a series of interviews conducted in April and May 2011 with eight state injury and violence prevention directors. Read the guide here

Spotting Injury and Violence Prevention on Your Radar Screen: Creating a Legacy in Public Health
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) developed this document, which is a supplemental piece to the Safe States Alliance guide for injury and violence prevention directors. Learn more about preventing injuries through policy change, injury and violence prevention success stories, resources, and more.
CDC's Injury Center: Celebrating 20 Years!
Since its establishment in 1992, the Injury Center has worked tirelessly with partners and experts in the fields of injury and violence prevention to protect our nation's health and ensure that all people have the opportunity to live long, healthy lives, free of injuries and violence. During 2012, the Injury Center will work with partners across the country to strengthen our collective resolve to continue this work for years to come, and to celebrate our progress over the last two decades. Please join us in kicking off this celebration by tuning in for CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds on January 17th! This Grand Rounds session will discuss examples of how injury prevention science has been translated into effective programmatic and policy efforts.
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.