Voices_of_Injury_Prevention - 2015 N. Hines MPHStory Bank Share Your Story! Move Your Mission!

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 the goal of guiding us through experiences of injury prevention, safety and wellness throughout the life span, and in all areas of injury-free living. We encourage you to enjoy, contribute more, and perhaps even share with us how you used these stories to move your personal or professional mission forward. Please see the three new (2016) training webinars below!

 

Recorded Stories

Written Stories

Storytelling: A Journey in Bike Safety

Chad Taniguchi

Traffic Safety/ Bike Safety – Fatalities among motor vehicle occupants is the fifth leading cause of fatal injury in Hawaii for all ages and the second leading cause of fatal injury among ages 1 to 34. Motor vehicle injuries also contribute to the second leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization. Hawaii has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation for older adults, and 16 out of 17 bicycle fatalities over the past 5 years involved a motor vehicle.

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Storytelling: A Journey in Fall Prevention

Mike Dowll

Preventing Falls Among Older Adults – Falls are the most common type of fatal unintentional injuries in Hawaii averaging over 108 each year. They are also the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the state with nearly 21,000 emergency room visits and 2,700 hospitalizations each year. More than three quarters of the victims are aged 65 or older and the risk of fatal falls increases dramatically as seniors get older. The emotional and fiscal burden associated with fall injuries is staggering.

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Storytelling: A Journey in Ocean Safety & Drowning Prevention

Kurt Lager

Ocean Safety and Drowning Prevention – Each week in Hawaii, at least one person fatally drowns. About one third of drownings occur in swimming pools. The majority of drownings in Hawaii are ocean-related, and half of those fatalities are among visitors. As an island state, it is essential that we create a safe environment and provide residents and visitors with information they need to have a safe and enjoyable experience in and around the water.

Storytelling: A Journey in Suicide Prevention

Melanie Gibson

Suicide Prevention – Suicide is the most common cause of fatal injuries among Hawaii residents. Over the five year period 2007-2011, 795 suicides accounted for almost one-quarter of all fatal injuries. The number of suicides for youth ages 15 to 24 surged from 15 in 2007 to 36 in 2011. It is the leading cause of injury-related death for most age groups – all but the very young and the very old – outpacing car crashes, homicide, poisoning and drowning.

Storytelling: A Journey in Occupant Prevention

Lia Jamerson

Traffic Safety/ Occupant Protection – Falls are the most common type of fatal unintentional injuries in Hawaii averaging over 108 each year. They are also the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the state with nearly 21,000 emergency room visits and 2,700 hospitalizations each year. More than three quarters of the victims are aged 65 or older and the risk of fatal falls increases dramatically as seniors get older. The emotional and fiscal burden associated with fall injuries is staggering.

Training Webinars – Telling your Public Health Story

Webinar 1 – What is a Story? – This guided training will help you find your most essential public health related stories in order to refine your most critical public health message. Tools you will use include the Storytelling Handbook.

Webinar 2 – Working on Your Story – This guided training will help you refine your most memorable story in order to deliver you most critical public health message.

Webinar 3 – Enriching and Posting your Story – This guided training will continue the work of effectively shaping your most memorable story, and inform you how to share your personal and professional story of public health in the State of Hawaii


Nicholas Lee Hines, MPH
Core VIPP Grant Coordinator

Hawaii State Disclaimer
The contents of these stories are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Hawaii State Department of Health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disclaimer
This publication was supported, in part, by the Cooperative Agreement 11 – 1101, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Service.