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Tai Chi for Arthritis Fall Prevention Workshop An evidence-based program that is supported by the Center for Disease Control to improve balance, this Sun Style tai chi protocol was created by Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patience White of the Arthritis Foundation. It is used in facilities worldwide to ...
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The Hawaii Poison Hotline is part of a national poison prevention network. The hotline number connects you directly to specially trained pharmacists and nurses to help manage poison exposure and answer poison related questions. The 2013 Hawaii Annual Report (PDF 265KB) summarizes the latest Hawaii Poison Hotline findings from the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug ...
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Note: for more information on the 2014-2015 training schedule contact: sptrainings@dop.hawaii.edu   safeTALK:Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe This three‐hour workshop will prepare you to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide. You will become a “safeTALK‐trained suicide alert helper,” which will allow you to move beyond the common tendency to dismiss or avoid ...
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NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 14, 2014 Governor Names Dr. Linda Rosen as Department of Health Director  HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Dr. Linda Rosen as director of the Department of Health (DOH), effective immediately. Dr. Rosen’s appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation. “Linda has more than ...
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  safeTALK:Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe This three‐hour workshop will prepare you to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide. You will become a “safeTALK‐trained suicide alert helper,” which will allow you to move beyond the common tendency to dismiss or avoid suicide. This training will provide instruction in how to properly connect ...
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR  GARY GILL ACTING DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 17, 2014   Hawaii Receives “A” Grade for Public Health and Injury Prevention from American College of Emergency Physicians HONOLULU — Hawaii has received an “A” grade for Public Health and Injury Prevention in the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Report ...
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Dear Community Partners, Please RSVP and register to attend this training entitled: Training Topic: “Fall Prevention.”    See link to flyer below. Presenter: David Nakamaejo, MEd and Stan Michaels, MFA who are Organizers for Hawai‘i State Fall Prevention Consortium Registration Link:   http://www.regonline.com/training10Jan2014 (expired) This is an very good presentation about the basic “four pillars” of ...
Read More You Are Invited! FREE Healthcare Professionals’ Teleconference, January 10, 2014, Queen’s Conferfence Center

The state Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force and community-based agencies, presents the 2013 Prevent Suicide Hawaii Conference today (Nov. 20) at Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center in Kaneohe. The Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force (PSHTF) is a state, public and private partnership of individuals, organizations and community ...
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By Josh Sanburn   The bridge phone inside New York City’s suicide-prevention call center rings only about once a month. But when it does, often in the middle of the night, it emits distinct, deep chirps — as if the phone itself is in distress. The operators manning the 24/7 LifeNet hotline recognize the sound ...
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Fall Prevention

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in All IPCS News

“There I was, the Hawai’i State Fall Prevention Coordinator, fallen, spread eagled, with a dent in my car door in the shape of my own forehead. It happened so fast, one second of inattention and I was flat on the ground. And to make matters worse, I had just left the quarterly meeting of the ...
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