NACCHO Injury and Violence

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

 

July 2012

In This Issue
NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage
Violence against Women Act: A Toolkit for Educating Policy Makers about Reauthorization
Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses
Seeing My World through a Safer Lens: What Does Injury and Violence Look Like in My Community?
Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury and Violence Prevention Programs
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Domestic Violence and Same-Sex Relationships Fact Sheets
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New! NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Webpage

NACCHO's new and improved 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 biweekly, 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.

Violence against Women Act: A Toolkit for Educating Policy Makers about Reauthorization

Developed by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, this toolkit guides federal, state, and local leaders in informing federal policymakers about the needs of sexual and domestic violence survivors and the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct this teleconference focusing on the use and abuse of methadone as a painkiller. Join the call on July 17, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites students, health professionals, and the general public to submit a brief video highlighting their injury and violence prevention activities. The deadline for submissions is July 31.

Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

Brought to you by a partnership among NACCHO, the Safe States Alliance, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, this archived webcast outlines the steps injury and violence prevention professionals can take to strengthen their media relations skills, improve their message framing, and work more effectively with news and media outlets to garner more attention for their efforts.

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's latest toolkit guides schools in designing and integrating strategies and programs that help prevent teen suicide and promote positive youth development.

Domestic Violence and Same-Sex Relationships Fact Sheets

Developed by the Network for Public Health Law, these state-based fact sheets highlight the coverage and protection of state domestic violence laws, and the application of civil protective orders on same-sex couples.

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