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

March 2012

In This Issue
March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Youth Violence Prevention Week Toolkit
Creating Safer Schools & Healthier Children: A Model Bullying Prevention Program
National Poison Week Prevention Planner
The Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce
NACCHO's IVP Webpage
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March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the CDC is raising awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention, recognition, and response to help address this important public health issue. One such effort is the Heads Up campaign, designed by the CDC to provide tools and resources to promote TBI awareness and prevention among student athletes and their parents and coaches.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activity Toolkit

In honor of Youth Violence Prevention Week, the City of Minneapolis, in collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board Youth Congress, and Community Power Against Violence, has developed this toolkit to support advocates in incorporating youth violence prevention activities into their programs.

Creating Safer Schools & Healthier Children:
A Model Bullying Prevention Program 
This webinar, from the National Institute for Health Care Management, will share information about the Highmark Foundation's Bullying Prevention Institute in order to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in more than 240 schools. Learn more about how the program can be replicated, as well as cost-benefit analysis information. The webinar will be held April 2 at 1 PM EDT; please register by 12 PM EDT on March 30. 
National Poison Week Prevention Planner
The National Poison Prevention Week Planner, from the Department of Health and Human Services, provides information to help plan and implement activities to raise awareness of poison prevention, which is held during the third week of March each year. Access the complete planner, including event-planning and publicity materials, online here
The Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce

The Roots of Health Inequity is an online learning collaborative and web-based course designed for the public health workforce. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. The course is an introduction to ground public health practitioners in concepts and strategies for taking action in everyday practice. For more information, please contact rootsofhealthinequity@naccho.org.    

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.
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