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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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By Allison Schaefers In the last four years, drowning was the leading cause of death among visitors to Hawaii.  Over the last decade, visitors to the islands were eight times more likely than residents on a per capita basis to drown in the ocean.  These statistics were revealed this week during a two-day Ocean Safety ...
Read More Risks prompt call for cooperation, advocacy

By Susan Essoyan Adult supervision is lacking as one child drowns and another is in critical condition After a 2-year-old girl drowned and a 6-year-old boy nearly drowned just two hours apart and within a few miles from each other, officials are calling on parents and others to keep close tabs on children near the ...
Read More Water Incidents Bring Call for Safety

Honolulu will be the site of the 2013 State of Hawaiʻi Ocean Safety and Drowning Prevention Conference, set for OCTOBER 17-18, 2013 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Ocean safety and injury prevention experts from across the state will discuss ocean safety initiatives, present island reports, and give perspectives from the surf industry. Please access both the ...
Read More 2013 State of Hawaiʻi Ocean Safety and Drowning Prevention Conference: OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2013