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S.M.A.R.T Objective ToolPosted on June 18, 2018 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, injury prevention (all)
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 […]
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IPAC Membership Survey 2018 ReportPosted on June 18, 2018 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, reports maps data
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’sPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Events
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 CampaignPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Falls Prevention Event, preventing falls
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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Snorkel Safety banners to kick off summer drowning prevention campaign and 2018 ConferencePosted on June 12, 2018 in Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News
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, […]
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Register for the 2018 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!Posted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Special Events
2018 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium! Tiffany Lightfoot, RN, EMT-P, MS – State Trauma Program Coordinator      
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EMS-administered naloxone and patient outcomes in Hawaii: Findings from a linked datasetPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Poison Prevention Event
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 […]
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National Poison Prevention Week 2018Posted on March 21, 2018 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention
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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New Ocean Safety Videos will be Featured in Hotel Rooms Across the StatePosted on October 11, 2017 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention News
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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Attend the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!Posted on July 10, 2017 in All IPCS News, Special Events, State of Hawaii, State Trauma Program
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2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety ConferencePosted on June 19, 2017 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News, State of Hawaii
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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2017 Safe Hawaii Award Recipient: Senator Suzanne Chun OaklandPosted on June 6, 2017 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, injury prevention (all)
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 […]
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New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPHPosted on June 6, 2017 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention, State of Hawaii
  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 […]
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Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related InjuriesPosted on November 29, 2016 in All IPCS News, State of Hawaii
 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 […]
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Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdosePosted on November 23, 2016 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention, State of Hawaii
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 […]
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“One Community One Family”Posted on November 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 SummitPosted on November 18, 2016 in All IPCS News, State of Hawaii, suicide prevention
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 SleepPosted on November 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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Safe Travel for Children with Special Health Care NeedsPosted on November 18, 2016 in All IPCS News
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 […]
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Hawaii Receives CDC Funding to Prevent Injury and ViolencePosted on November 18, 2016 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, State of Hawaii, traffic safety, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), violence and abuse prevention
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) received a total of $1.2 million for a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) to address injury and violence in Hawaii.  Hawaii is one of […]
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New State Trauma Program Coordinator: Tiffany S. Lightfoot RN, BSN, MSPosted on November 18, 2016 in All IPCS News, State of Hawaii, State Trauma Program
The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tiffany S. Lightfoot RN, BSN, MS as our new State Trauma Program Coordinator. Ms. Lightfoot has many years of experience as a paramedic and emergency department nurse with the Hawaii pre-hospital emergency and trauma systems. Most recently, she […]
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Attend the 2016 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!Posted on July 6, 2016 in All IPCS News, City and County of Honolulu (Island of Oahu), Hawaii County (Big Island), Kahoolawe, Kauai, Kauai County, Lanai, Maui, Maui County, Molokai, Niihau, Special Events, State of Hawaii
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Hawai‘i Neurotrauma Registry ProjectPosted on May 31, 2016 in All IPCS News
Hawaii Neurotrauma Registry Project   The Hawaii Neurotrauma Registry Project (HNTR) recently entered its fourth year of work in the area of neurotrauma injuries (stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury). HNTR is funded by the State of Hawaii Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division, Community Resources Branch and is administered by the Pacific Disabilities […]
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The Youth Leadership Council Celebrates Its First AnniversaryPosted on May 31, 2016 in All IPCS News, partnerships, suicide prevention
The Youth Leadership Council Celebrates Its First Anniversary “Youth Voice is needed for youth suicide prevention to be successful in Hawaii.” Malia Bush, YLC Member The Youth Suicide Prevention Leadership Council (YLC) was formed in April 2015 and just celebrated its first anniversary! The YLC serves as a vehicle for integrating youth into all suicide […]
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Safe Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related InjuriesPosted on May 31, 2016 in All IPCS News, violence and abuse prevention
Safe Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related Injuries Lisa Kimura- Executive Director Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii You may have heard of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies’ safe sleep education program, Hawaii Cribs for Kids. HMHB launched the program in 2013, targeting high-risk, low-income families. The program provides education based on current American Academy […]
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POISON PREVENTION UPDATES:  July 17, 2018 – Hawaii launched its drug drop box program.  It is a collaborative partnership between state and federal departments to supplement national drug take-back events that take place every year. Residents and visitors will be able to drop off excess or unused prescription drugs at several locations across the state.

For more information on the program, residents and visitors can go to the state Department of Health website.

The current locations of drop boxes statewide are below:

Big Island:

  • Hilo Station at 349 Kapiolani Street
  • Puna Station at 15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Highway, Pahoa
  • Kona Station at 74-611 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona

Maui:

  • Wailuku Station at 55 Mahalani Street (placed within Receiving Desk Lobby)
  • Lanai Station at 855 Fraser Avenue, Lanai City (placed within front lobby)
  • Hana Station at 4611 Hana Highway, Hana (location to be finalized)
  • Lahaina Station at 1850 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina (placed within front lobby)
  • Molokai Station at 110 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai (location to be finalized)
  • Kihei Station at 2201 Piilani Highway, Kihei (placed within front lobby)

Kauai:

  • Lihue Station at 3990 Kaana Street, Lihue

Oahu:

  • State Narcotics Enforcement Division at 3375 Koapaka Street, #D-100, Honolulu