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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, 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
Attend the 2016 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium! 
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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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Summer 2016 Falls Prevention CampaignPosted on May 31, 2016 in All IPCS News, Falls Prevention Event, preventing falls
           Summer 2016 Falls Prevention Campaign Stanley J. Michaels – Senior Fall Prevention Specialist Senior fall injuries are an enormous problem and place a huge burden on our seniors and their families as well as our health system. To address this issue, EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) and the Hawaii Fall Prevention Consortium in […]
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Yearly Survey Brings Awareness to Alarming Decrease in Use of Child Car Seats in Hawai’iPosted on May 31, 2016 in All IPCS News, traffic safety
Yearly Survey Brings Awareness to Alarming Decrease in Use of Child Car Seats in Hawaii Lisa Dau, BSN, RN, CPSTI- Injury Prevention Coordinator-Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, KIPC and Safe Kids Hawaii Karen Tessier, PhD, RN, CPSTI – Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator-KIPC, Assistant Professor-UH Manoa, Department of Nursing   The Hawaii child […]
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May & June SafeTALK and ASIST TrainingsPosted on May 13, 2016 in All IPCS News, Suicide Intervention Training's, suicide prevention
ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Pre-Registration Required) Aloha Jewish Chapel (Pearl Harbor): May 24-25, 2016, 0830-1630 Military and Family Support Center: 4827 Bougainville Dr, Honolulu, Rm 294, 808-474-1999 June 2-3, 2016 and July 5-6, 2016 – 0800-1600 Learn to be a more willing, capable and confident care giver to those having thoughts of suicide. […]
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Airport Signage Directs Travelers to Beach Safety AdvicePosted on May 3, 2016 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016                                                                                               16-027 NEW AIRPORT SIGNAGE DIRECTS TRAVELLERS TO BEACH SAFETY ADVICE Website Offers Updated Conditions at Beaches Statewide HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu; the Counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), Department of […]
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Voices of Injury PreventionPosted on April 30, 2016 in All IPCS News, Voices of Injury Prevention
Story Bank Aloha, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) in partnership with the Hawaii Public Health Training Hui proudly present the online Story Bank, Voices of Injury Prevention! These published stories are publicly accessible, as an ongoing educational resource of inspiring and impactful stories with […]
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2016 Storytelling Webinar Training Series: Telling Your Public Health StoryPosted on March 28, 2016 in All IPCS News, Special Events, Voices of Injury Prevention
Please register and mark your calendars for the three-part storytelling webinar training: “Telling Your Public Health Story”. Space is limited to 150 attendees; see flyer attached for details and register soon!  This 2016 storytelling webinar training scheduled for April 19, April 26, and May 3, 2016 is brought to the public health workforce through the […]
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DOH releases “Every Seat Every Time” Seat Belt Radio AdPosted on February 24, 2016 in All IPCS News
HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today launched a new radio public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on an overlooked area of motor vehicle injuries – unbuckled back seat passengers. The original locally-produced radio spot is the first of its kind in the nation that emphasizes the importance of protecting backseat passengers […]
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Fall Prevention Consortium and Hawaii State Department of Health Honor Four Individuals for Helping Hawaii SeniorsPosted on December 17, 2015 in All IPCS News, Falls Prevention Event, IPCS core
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR VIRGINIA PRESSLER, MD DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE December 16, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15-062 Fall Prevention Consortium and Hawaii Department of Health Award Four Individuals for Helping to Reduce the Number and Severity of Falls Among Hawaii’s Seniors HONOLULU – Almost every hour of the day in the U.S., a senior is […]
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O’AHU! You are invited to be a part of Hawaiʻi’s suicide prevention and awareness efforts!Posted on December 8, 2015 in All IPCS News, Suicide Intervention Training's
O’AHU! You are invited to be a part of Hawaiʻi’s suicide prevention and awareness efforts! ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training This TWO‐DAY workshop will equip participants to respond knowledgeably and competently to persons at risk of suicide. Participants learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide. Just […]
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Prescriptions play major role in state’s overdose epidemic by Hawaii News NowPosted on November 19, 2015 in All IPCS News
Prescriptions play major role in state’s overdose epidemic by Hawaii News Now “In Hawaii, drug overdoses kill more people than guns, car accidents or drownings. Every day, emergency rooms see people who have overdosed on drugs. Doctors in the state treat close to 4,300 people each year. And according to the state Department of Health, […]
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Becoming A Mother Workshop Series: Preparation for Parent SuccessPosted on November 18, 2015 in All IPCS News
Becoming A Mother Workshop Series: Preparation for Parent Success Joanne Viloria, Program Coordinator—Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii For parents, birth is a powerful event that leads to one of the biggest transitions in life. In order to help alleviate the anxiety, frustration or postpartum depression (PPD) many new parents commonly experience, Healthy Mothers Healthy […]
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Safe Kids Hawai‘i is the state coalition led by Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & ChildrenPosted on November 18, 2015 in All IPCS News
Safe Kids Hawai‘i is the state coalition led by Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children Lisa Dau, RN, BSN – Injury Prevention Coordinator Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the U.S.  According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 8,000 families lose a child every year because of a preventable injury. Hawai‘i State […]
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Preventing Infant Deaths through Safe Sleep EducationPosted on November 18, 2015 in All IPCS News
Preventing Infant Deaths through Safe Sleep Education Melissa Nagatsuka, MPH – Project Coordinator Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii Unintentional suffocation is a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury among infants1 and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between the age of one month and one year; […]
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