Injury Center Connection Newsletter
Safe States Stakeholder Meeting
In March, Safe States Alliance hosted a stakeholder meeting with leaders from across the Injury Center and more than 30 national injury and violence prevention partners. Dr. Linda C. Degutis, NCIPC Director and Mark Biagioni, MPA, OD Public Health Analyst, provided an update on the Injury Center’s direction and budget. NCIPC representatives participated in break-out sessions with partners on upcoming initiatives to gain feedback and ideas for coordinating our efforts. This annual meeting is an important component of coordinating initiatives and integrating injury and violence prevention activities across the spectrum of national level stakeholders.
STRYVE Action Council Meets in Washington, DC
Division of Violence Prevention Behavioral Scientists, Corinne Ferdon, PhD and Marci Hertz, MS attended a February 7, 2012 meeting of the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Action Council in Washington, DC. The meeting brought together partner organizations to collaborate on the development of core STRYVE messages and guidelines to engage youth in youth violence prevention activities. STRYVE Action Council organizations included Afterschool Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of School Administrators, American Psychological Association, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, National Urban League, Prevention Institute, Safe States Alliance, Voices for America's Children, and Youth Service America. STRYVE forges partnerships with national organizations and engages in collaborative action to help inform and support local activities to prevent youth violence. Visit http://www.vetoviolence.org/stryve to learn more about STRYVE partners and activities.
ASTHO/NCIPC State Prescription Drug Overdose Project
To assist states in better addressing the problem of prescription drug overdose, NCIPC, in collaboration with CDC’s Public Health Law Program, partnered with ASTHO to conduct a webinar in January 2012 for state health department leadership. The purpose of the webinar was to provide information about the problem, solutions, and examples of three state initiatives working to reduce prescription drug overdoses. Additionally, a 2-day in-person meeting with six state teams was held in Atlanta to provide targeted technical assistance to key states affected by the epidemic.
Representatives from Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Oklahoma attended the meeting in April, which was hosted by ASTHO and the CDC Public Health Law Program to discuss the problem of prescription drug overdoses (PDO) and actions that states can take to address it. CDC and state representatives presented on the PDO problem and potential policy and programmatic solutions. The state teams learned from experts in the field that reflected both state and national perspectives. The teams developed action plans to guide implementation efforts. Visit the CDC Injury Center Poisoning web site to learn more about prescription drug overdoses.
Child Maltreatment Prevention Online Toolkit
This toolkit, available at vetoviolence.org, includes a framework with nine strategies to address child maltreatment (CM), a resource center with information about CM burden and consequences, the role of public health in CM prevention, tools to identify current efforts and to prioritize next steps for increased efforts, state examples of public health agencies addressing CM as a priority, and links to existing Web-based resources.
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