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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

  The Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH as the  and Public Health Educator for the Branch’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) grant for the study and prevention of opioid abuse.  Tammie is a ...
Read More New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH

 Lisa Kimura – Executive Director Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) is happy to  announce free comprehensive safe sleep education program, Hawaii Cribs for Kids, available on all islands! The program provides safe sleep education based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, and a free GRACO Pack N Play® travel crib for families who ...
Read More Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related Injuries

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) received $870,000 in funding for three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids as part of the Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI). The funding allocated through ...
Read More Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdose

“One Community One Family”

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in All IPCS News

By Gina Toomalatai September is “National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”, a time for people to take a hand and make a stand, as they speak in one voice every life matters, and no one is alone. This is exactly what Hawaii’s Armed Forces did as the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines came ...
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Youth Leaders Empowered at 2016 Hawaii Children and Youth Summit JoB Balberde-Kamalii, Deb Goebert and Mara J. Pike, YLC Planning Team and Supportive Adults The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) established in 2015 is an important voice for youth at the annual Children and Youth Summit. The statewide YLC provides an opportunity to inform statewide suicide ...
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Safe to Sleep

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in All IPCS News

Retchel Oyao – Program Coordinator Child & Family Service With the winter months approaching it can be tempting to snuggle up with your baby under some warm blankets. Here are some important tips to keep your infant under one year of age, safe while sleeping: Always put baby on their back to sleep, even for ...
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Lisa Dau, BSN, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator – Kapiolani Medical Center/Safe Kids Hawaii/KIPC All children deserve to be protected in a vehicle using appropriate child restraints (car seats) regardless of their size and development.  However, some children with certain medical conditions require  special consideration when selecting a car seat.  Parents of children with special health ...
Read More Safe Travel for Children with Special Health Care Needs