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

June 2012

In This Issue
National Intimate Partners and Sexual Violence Survey: Communications Toolkit
NACCHO Annual 2012: Screening of The Interrupters
NACCHO Annual 2012: Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change
Teen Driving in America: A Look Behind the Wheel
New Helmet Replacement and Education Partnership
Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives Campaign
NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage
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National Intimate Partners and Sexual Violence Survey: Communications Toolkit

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this toolkit highlights essential elements for effective sexual violence prevention communications efforts. The resource helps local health departments define their violence prevention program goals and objectives, identify target audiences, develop central messages, use traditional and new media, and mobilize communities.

NACCHO Annual 2012: Screening of The Interrupters

Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Chicago's CeaseFire project, The Interrupters will be screened at NACCHO Annual 2012 on Wednesday, July 11, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM PST. This documentary conveys the stories of three "violence interrupters" who work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. CeaseFire uses public health principles of detection and intervention to reduce community-based violence.

NACCHO Annual 2012: Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change

NACCHO Annual 2012 offers a track of sessions on "Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change" that will help attendees learn proven strategies to facilitate healthy behaviors in their community. Current and emerging issues may include reducing adverse childhood events and implementing strategies and tools for local health departments to play an active role in reshaping the built environment.

Teen Driving in America: A Look Behind the Wheel

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials launched a video, Teen Driving in America: A Look Behind the Wheel, to raise awareness about the increased risks teen drivers face each summer.

New Helmet Replacement and Education Partnership

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Heads Up program launched a youth football safety and helmet replacement program for youth in underserved and low-income communities. The campaign also aims to educate youth football coaches on vital health and safety issues.

Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives Campaign

The Consumer Product Safety Commission launched the third year of the Pool Safely campaign. This year, the campaign focuses on populations at highest risk of drowning, including African-American and Hispanic children and children under five years of age.

NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage

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 webpages, or any news or resources to contribute, please e-mail injuryprevention@naccho.org.

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