NACCHO Injury and Violence

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

 

September 2013


In This Issue
Resource: NACCHO Exchange Includes Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Webinar: The UNITY RoadMap: A Framework for Preventing Youth Violence
Webinar: Public Health Impact of Statewide Anti-Bullying Legislation
Resource: Making the Case for Local Injury and Violence Prevention
Resource: NACCHO's Workforce Resource Center
Resource: CDC's "Parents are the Key" Campaign
Resource: SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
Call for Applications: Voices for Healthy Kids
Call to Action: Start Planning your Event for National Drug Facts Week
News: Medicaid Will Allow Reimbursement for Community Health Worker Preventive Services
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Webinar: The UNITY RoadMap: A Framework for Preventing Youth Violence   

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2:00 - 3:00pm Eastern Time, join the Child Safety Network for a webinar about Prevention Institute's UNITY RoadMap, a resource that helps cities more effectively and sustainably prevent violence before it occurs. Presenters will introduce the UNITY RoadMap and describe how its elements have been integrated into local efforts, such as the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. Click here to register.

Webinar: Public Health Impact of Statewide Anti-Bullying Legislation      

On Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:00 - 2:00pm Eastern Time, attend Public Health Impact of Statewide Anti-Bullying Legislation: A look at Oregon and Iowa. Hosted by the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics, Network for Public Health Law, and Public Health Law Research Program, this webinar examines the anti-bullying laws in two states. This webinar will focus on policy development and adoption and implementation of the laws, and will include lessons learned from the field and recent research results. Click here to register.

Resource: Making the Case for Local Injury and Violence Prevention    

"Making the Case for Local Injury and Violence Prevention" is a resource guide that helps local health departments (LHDs) make the case for local injury and violence prevention to the general public, decision-makers, and other stakeholders. LHDs play an important role in coordinating the broader public health system's efforts to address the causes of injury and violence and are well suited to guide decision-makers through policy, environment, and systems change. This guide from NACCHO can help LHDs communicate with local, state, and national decision-makers and stakeholders through use of local data and local stories. Click here to access this resource.

Resource: NACCHO's Workforce Resource Center   

NACCHO's Workforce Resource Center serves as a new hub for local health departments to access information and tools on topics relevant to the development of a more competent workforce, including: workforce-oriented accreditation prerequisites, certifications and competencies for public health practitioners, and NACCHO's workforce policy statements and publications.

Resource: CDC's "Parents are the Key" Campaign    

It's proven that parents can make a positive difference when it comes to preventing the number one killer of teens in the United States-car crashes. CDC has released a 60-second video as part of the "Parents Are the Key" campaign for safe teen driving. The "I Pledge" video shows a number of moms and dads pledging to protect their teen drivers. Click here for more information.

Resource: SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit   

This toolkit equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths and addresses issues for first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Click here to access the toolkit.

Call for Applications: Voices for Healthy Kids   

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership's Voices for Healthy Kids: Active Places initiative is seeking applications from organizations and communities in need of technical assistance to support campaign efforts related to shared use agreements and street scale improvements. Campaign efforts may include passing Complete Streets policies, securing funding for shared use agreements, and ensuring that MAP-21 funding at the state and regional levels supports walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School. For more information and application instructions, click here. The deadline for applications is Oct. 18, 2013.

Call to Action: Start Planning your Event for National Drug Facts Week            

National Drug Facts Week is Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2014. Start planning your event now to ensure its future success. For inspiration, check out some highlights from last year's 500+ events. For a list of event ideas, visit the Activities Page.

News: Medicaid Will Allow Reimbursement for Community Health Worker Preventive Services             

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new rule which allows state Medicaid agencies to reimburse for preventive services provided by professionals that may fall outside of a state's clinical licensure system, as long as the services have been initially recommended by a physician or other licensed practitioner. The new rule for the first time offers state Medicaid agencies the option to reimburse for more community-based preventive services, including those of CHWs. The rule goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Click here to read the rule. The relevant section is "a. Diagnostic, Screening, Preventive, and Rehabilitative Services (Preventive Services) ( 440.130)" (paragraph citation: 78 FR 42226).
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