NACCHO Injury and Violence

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

 

June 2013


In This Issue
Announcement: New and Improved e-Newsletter
IOM Report: Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence
Webinar: Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments
Webinar: Maximizing City Involvement in Safe Routes to School: Educating Municipal Transportation Departments
SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community Cooperative Agrements
Call for Comments: HHS Announces Actions to Improve Safety and Quality of Child Care
TEDMED: What If We Treated Violence Like a Disease?
Resource: Water Safety
Podcast: HHS Healthbeat: No Play TBI
Poster Design Contest: "Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety"
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Announcement: New and Improved e-Newsletter       

Beginning next month, NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention e-newsletter and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health e-newsletter will merge. This strategic merge will provide you with relevant content, resources, webinars, and news that will enable you to do your job more effectively. Watch your inbox for more information regarding this change. Contact injuryprevention@naccho.org with any questions.

IOM Report: Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence      

The IOM, in collaboration with the National Research Council, was asked to develop a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence. The proposed research agenda examines the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology, and the influence of video games and other media.  Click here to read the full report.

Webinar: Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments  

On June 19, 2013, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time, join us for a webinar, sponsored by PolicyLink and the National Association of City and County Health Officers (NACCHO), focused on why equity is critical to Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments, and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity. The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. Click here to register.

Webinar: Maximizing City Involvement in Safe Routes to School: Educating Municipal Transportation Departments           

On June 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar. Safe Routes to School practitioners should connect with transportation departments to affect long- and short-term planning and to ensure that the vision for future transportation improvements includes opportunities for safe and accessible connections to schools via walking and bicycling. To register for this free webinar, click here.

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community Cooperative Agreements   

The Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for the FY 2013 Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community Cooperative Agreements. The purpose of this program is to create safe and supportive schools and communities by bringing the SS/HS model to scale by building partnerships among educational, behavioral health, and criminal/juvenile justice systems. The estimated award amount is up to $2.214 million per year for four years and the due date for applications is July 1, 2013. Click here to read the full announcement.

Call for Comments: HHS Announces Actions to Improve Safety and Quality of Child Care   

On May 16, HHS released a proposed rule for public comment that will better ensure children's health and safety in child care and promote school readiness. Under the rule, states, territories and tribes would be required to strengthen their standards to better promote the health, safety and school readiness of children in federally funded child care. Comments are due August 5, 2013.

TEDMED: What If We Treated Violence Like a Disease?   

Presenting at the 2013 TEDMED Conference, Founder and Executive Director of Cure Violence Dr. Gary Slutkin makes the case that violence has been misdiagnosed, and demonstrates that a public health approach is needed to more effectively interrupt its spread. Using the same science-based strategies that work to fight infectious diseases, Cure Violence has prevented thousands of shootings and killings in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other U.S. cities. Click here to watch the video.

Resource: Water Safety 

Click here to learn water safety steps with Splish and Splash. These two characters make learning about safe behavior at swimming pools and spas fun for children 3 to 6 years old and parents, too.  View or download the seven-chapter "Simple Steps Save Lives" education video to use at safety events or in classes. View or print CPSC's Portable Pool Tip Card safety tips for owning, fencing and storing portable pools. They account for an estimated 9 percent of all pool drownings involving children younger than 15. The card is available online in English and Spanish.

Podcast: HHS Healthbeat: No Play TBI    

If you watch sports, you've probably heard about TBIs - traumatic brain injuries, like concussions. But TBIs don't just happen in sports. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Poster Design Contest: "Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety"    

CDC launches the "Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety" poster design contest for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18. CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) asks children and adolescents to be creative and send in posters they create by taking concussion safety key messages created by CDC, or creating their own message(s) on concussion safety, and using them to design a poster. Sign up for a Challenge.gov account and become a follower of the "Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety" Poster Design Contest at www.beheadsup.challenge.gov.  Contestants can send in posters on June 12, 2013 to January 31, 2014. Winners will be notified and prizes awarded by March 19, 2014.
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