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S.M.A.R.T Objective Tool   Nicholas Lee Hines, MPH—Hawaii Core SVIPP Grant Coordinator Public health planning requires the development of short-term, mid-term and long-term objectives that are meaningful for your team and partners. The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch developed this simple SMART Objective Tool for public heath practitioners in Hawaii to do just that. ...
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IPAC Membership Survey 2018 Report The Injury Prevention Advisory Committee (IPAC) has used the Hawaii Injury Prevention Plan (HIPP) 2012-2017 to prioritize and coalesce collaborative activities and substantially impacted injury prevention in Hawaii over the last five years. As the IPAC Steering Committee prepares to refresh HIPP for the next five years, they sought the input of ...
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Upcoming Suicide Prevention Training’s Nancy Deeley—Suicide Prevention Coordinator On the heels of the recent deaths of well-known celebrities, a public light is shown on the devastating effects of a suicide. The work of EMSIPSB together with our community partners to educate the public about the risks and signs of those who struggle and the role ...
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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.