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

May 2012

In This Issue
Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults
Seeing My World through a Safer Lens: What Does Injury and Violence Look Like in My Community? Video Contest
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
Start Safe Water: A Water Safety Program for Young Children and their Families
WISQARS™ Module Enhancements to Cost of Injury Reports
NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage
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Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults

Designed for community-based organizations, this guide provides guidelines for planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining effective fall prevention programs. Recommendations for building and maintaining community partnerships are also included.

Seeing My World through a Safer Lens: What Does
Injury and Violence Look Like in My Community? Video Contest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control requests that students, health professionals, and the general public submit a brief video highlighting their injury and violence prevention activities. This contest will showcase local injury and violence prevention work from a variety of perspectives.

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

In honor of National Youth Traffic Safety Month, the National Organizations for Youth Safety promotes the development of traffic safety education projects and supports effective legislation and law enforcement to protect teen drivers. A product of this campaign, the STOP THE TEXTS Day toolkit supports advocates and communities in raising awareness about the risks of distracted driving.

Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
This national campaign to prevent construction-worker falls was launched in April 2012. With special emphasis on residential construction contractors and workers, the campaign encourages professionals in the construction industry to work safely and use appropriate equipment to reduce falls.

Start Safe Water: A Water Safety Program for Young Children and their Families     

This free educational program is designed to help educators and local Safe Kids coalitions teach children and their families about water safety.

WISQARS™ Module Enhancements to Cost of Injury Reports

This module provides cost estimates for injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. New enhancements to the module allow users to generate cost estimates using national fatal and nonfatal data, or generate cost estimates using their own data.

NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage

All of the information included in this newsletter, and much more, is now available online. NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention webpage provides the latest news, resources, events, and funding opportunities available to local health departments. NACCHO will update these subject areas monthly, so check back frequently to get the latest information. If you have any comments or questions about the new project pages, or if you have you any news or resources to contribute, please e-mail injuryprevention@naccho.org.

 

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