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

April 2012

In This Issue
Playing Smart: Maximizing the Potential of School and Community Property through Joint Use Agreement Relaunches
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Study: Distracted Driving among Newly Licensed Drivers
2011 School Crime and Safety Report
NACCHO's IVP Webpage
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Playing Smart: Maximizing the Potential of School and Community Property through Joint Use Agreement

This guide, from the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network, is designed to help community leaders and school staff develop and implement joint use agreements, or written contracts between public and nonprofit agencies, that make it easier for community members to access local school facilities (e.g., gyms, fields, basketball courts, and playgrounds). Complete with model agreement language and success stories from communities around the country, this toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of the most common ways to finance joint use arrangements and guidance on how to overcome obstacles that may arise in negotiating and enforcing a joint use agreement. Visit the NACCHO Toolbox to access this guide. Relaunches

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education have relaunched an enhanced and updated website, This website includes information, tools, and resources to help children, parents, teachers, and community members prevent and stop bullying. Access the new and improved website here. 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

In an effort to address the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sunday, April 28. From 10 AM to 2 PM, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be turned in at various community locations. Learn more about the initiative, including locations for drop-off and resources for law enforcement agencies, here.

Study: Distracted Driving among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers
This publication, from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, studies the multitude of behaviors that distract teens while driving, including, but not limited to, cell phone use. The study also provides insight into why teens and inexperienced drivers are at increased risk for vehicle crashes. To learn more about the findings of the study, access the publication here.  
2011 School Crime and Safety Report      

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics released this report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011, that provides data on crime and safety at school from students, teachers, and school administrators. The report also provides information on crime and safety issues impacting students on their way to and from school. Read the report and learn more here.    

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). 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.