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2018 Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign Stan Michaels— Fall Prevention Coordinator The EMSIPSB and Fall Prevention Consortium’s 6th Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign launched on June 12, 2018 with a press release from the DOH Communication office.  It highlights the 7 main areas of the Campaign’s focus, which includes: (1) 240 public service announcements on 3 ...
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Bridget Velasco, MPH, PT— Drowning and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Coordinator The Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, coordinated by the EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch of the DOH has partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority for a statewide summer drowning prevention campaign themed “Respect Our Ocean; Know Your Limits”. Starting in June, ...
Read More Snorkel Safety banners to kick off summer drowning prevention campaign and 2018 Conference

2018 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium! Tiffany Lightfoot, RN, EMT-P, MS – State Trauma Program Coordinator      

Tammie Smith — DDPI Grant Coordinator The Hawaii Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) team contributed to this year’s annual peer to peer meeting, “Strategic Planning, Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned” May 2018 in Atlanta.  Hawaii presented and also learn about what other state are doing to fight the opioid epidemic across the nation. The work ...
Read More EMS-administered naloxone and patient outcomes in Hawaii: Findings from a linked dataset

In 2018, National Poison Prevention Week will occur March 18 – 24, 2018 HOW TO CELEBRATE: Join the conversation online using the hashtags #NPPW18, #PreventPoison, or #PoisonHelp Contact your local poison control center to request educational materials and find out about poison prevention campaigns in your area. Click hereto find your local center. Encourage your friends, ...
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  Summary: The Hawaii Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP), in coordination with Your Ohana, are working to increase the number of home visitor paraprofessionals trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Trainings were held at the Fourth Annual Home Visiting Conference.       Pre – and post-assessments were conducted and results indicated increase in MI ...
Read More Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Intimate Partner Violence among Screening & Referral: Preliminary Results of Motivational Interviewing Training for Home Visitors

Four 15 second ocean safety videos, produced by Visitor Video with support from Honolulu City and County Ocean Safety and Hawaii DOH EMSPISB recently began showing in 20,000 hotel rooms across the state.

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The 2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Life guarding on Oahu” will be held on July 27-28, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include The Impact of Global Warming on Hawaii Beaches, Snorkeling Related Drownings in Hawaii, Spinal Cord Injuries in the Aquatic Environment and ...
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In January 2017, the Injury Prevention Advisory Committee honored Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland’s many contributions to injury prevention and especially to the safety of Hawaii’s keiki and kupuna.  Senator Chun Oakland  served Hawaii as  State Senator for over 26 years.  During her tenure, she never used her position for personal gain or let it get in the ...
Read More 2017 Safe Hawaii Award Recipient: Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland