NACCHO Injury and Violence

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

 

March 2013

In This Issue
Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention Webinar Series
NACCHO is Accepting Applications for Advisory Group Appointments
Register for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
Community Driven Evaluation for Domestic Violence Prevention (Part 2): Sharing Methods and Strategies
National Institute of Justice Funding
Suicide Prevention Resource Center Online Course
Stopping Violence against Women Before It Starts: A Practical Toolkit for Communities
CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Increase
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Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention Webinar Series  

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Youth Suicide Prevention, the third webinar in a new webinar and conference call series from the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S), will take place on Wed, Mar. 13 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury or suicide prevention. It will examine what the research shows regarding effective strategies for youth suicide prevention and highlight successful projects, key partnerships, relevant outcomes, and barriers experienced by Colorado's Office of Suicide Prevention, particularly related to its prevention efforts for LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latino youth and youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Register here.

NACCHO is Accepting Applications for Advisory Group Appointments    

NACCHO is accepting applications for 2013-2014 advisory group appointments Mar. 1- 31. NACCHO's advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the opportunities and challenges facing local health departments (LHDs) and the field at large. To interact with NACCHO members from across the country, see which groups are recruiting members, and express your interest in serving, please visit www.naccho.org/about/committees/index.cfm.

Register for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit  

The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is Apr. 2-4 in ChampionsGate, FL. The summit will provide the most up-to-date, data-driven discussions for professionals in the clinical, pharmacy, prevention, and treatment fields. Sessions will include topics such as prescribing habits and trends, access to treatment and recovery programs, education for youth, dealing with addicted infants, regulations and policies, community-based approaches, responsibilities of clinicians and pharmacists, and recognizing and responding to risks. Learn more about the summit here.

Community Driven Evaluation for Domestic Violence Prevention (Part 2): Sharing Methods and Strategies

Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a powerful tool for building knowledge and strategies for change. However, PAR can seem confusing and difficult to implement given the normal demands of running our organizations and programs. On Tuesday, Apr. 9 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time, Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance and Training Resource Center (TC-TAT) and co-presenters Alisa Del Tufo from Threshold Collaborative and Miho Kim from DataCenter will conclude the two-part series with real life examples. In this Webinar we will attempt to break down and understand the elements of PAR and show step by step, how these projects are designed and implemented. Register here.

National Institute of Justice Funding

The National Institute of Justice will fund high-quality research and evaluation in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Deadline: Apr. 22, 2013. Read the full announcement here.   

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Online Course

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has launched an enhanced version of Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention. This free, one-hour online course introduces a number of readily-accessible online data sources that suicide prevention practitioners can use to help understand the suicide problem in their state or community. The course also explains key concepts that will help practitioners select the sources and data that will be the most useful for informing their prevention activities. For more information about Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention, click here

Stopping Violence against Women Before It Starts: A Practical Toolkit for Communities

This toolkit was developed in Australia by the National Rural Women's Coalition (NRWC), AWAVA and Queensland's Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR), CQUniversity, last year.  The toolkit includes 15 easy-to-understand factsheets that support the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children and explains the concept of primary prevention of violence against women, setting the focus on the community as the driving force for changing societal attitudes.  Download the toolkit here.   

CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Increase 

Two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight the public health consequences of prescription drug abuse in the United States. The new analyses underscore the role opioid pain relievers play in drug overdose deaths, and examine the relationship between nonmedical use of opioid pain relievers and transition to heroin use.  The first study shows that drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2010. The findings were recently published in a research letter, "Pharmaceutical Overdose Deaths, United States, 2010," in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The second study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that heroin use among past year nonmedical users of opioid pain relievers has increased. Most people who used heroin and opioid pain relievers in the past year reported nonmedical use of opioid pain relievers before their initial use of heroin.     

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