Injury Center Connection Newsletter
20th Anniversary: Celebrating the Past, Protecting the Future!
The Injury Center Anniversary celebration is well underway with activities designed to highlight progress made in the injury and violence field over the past 20 years and to mobilize the field for the next 20 years. Visit www.cdc.gov/injury/anniversary to learn more about ways you can get involved in celebrating the past and protecting the future! Upcoming activities include:
Journal of Safety Research Special Issue, October
The October issue of the journal will highlight 20 years of injury and violence successes and opportunities for the future.
“Seeing My World through a Safer Lens” Video Contest, May 1–July 31
This nationwide contest invites injury and violence prevention professionals, students, and the general public to create and submit innovative, informative videos on the topic of injury and violence prevention in their own communities. The contest runs May 1–July 31, 2012. Winners will receive a prize of $500.00. The winning videos will also be featured on the NCIPC web site and at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. Visit www.SaferLens.challenge.gov to enter and to see rules and guidelines. Please feel free to promote this contest to your colleagues.
National Environmental Health Association 76th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, CA, June 27
In commemoration of NCIPC's 20th Anniversary, Angela Marr, MPH, NCIPC Acting Deputy Director, will present effective strategies connecting the bridge between injury and environmental health. Visit http://www.neha2012aec.org/home.html for more information about the conference.
Injury and Violence Prevention Public Health Grand Rounds, June 19
Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Explore cutting-edge scientific evidence and the potential impact of different interventions in this Grand Rounds session that highlights how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges. View the live or archived webcast to discover CDC’s efforts to prevent violence before it occurs! Visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/ for updates as they become available.
2012 Joint Annual Meeting of the Safe States Alliance and CDC Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP), May 1-4
The Safe States Alliance and CDC have once again joined forces to host a dynamic and collaborative annual meeting experience! This year's theme was "Shaping the Path to Safety" held in Atlanta, GA May 1–4, 2012. The annual meeting was planned to help celebrate the accomplishments of the past, while also looking forward to the achievements of the future. The meeting featured distinguished keynote speakers, engaging concurrent sessions, and valuable networking opportunities with hundreds of injury and violence prevention professionals. Visit https://m360.safestates.org/event.aspx?eventID=38812 for more information.
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