traffic safety

Wendi Wagner RN BA MN Trauma Program Manager at Kona Community Hospital   In February 2017, the National Safety Council released preliminary data on motor vehicle deaths in the U.S.  Data indicate that vehicular deaths increased 6% in 2015, making the nationwide two-year total increase a staggering 14%. In Hawaii, the death certificate data reflects ...
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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 ...
Read More Hawaii Receives CDC Funding to Prevent Injury and Violence

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 ...
Read More Yearly Survey Brings Awareness to Alarming Decrease in Use of Child Car Seats in Hawai’i

Please download an updated overview of the leading causes of injury related death, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. Injury Data Overview 2010-2014

New Crash Map will help determine the safety of the New King St. cycle track are valid.   Since 2008, IPCS began incorporating available geographic information location data captured from 911 callers into crash maps. Updated crash maps are available online through 2014 – http://bit.ly/crashmap The intention of these crash maps are to help both ...
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Dan Galanis, epidemiologist for the Department of Health’s Injury Prevention and Control Section discusses vehicle occupant and pedestrian injury deaths in Hawaii with The Star-Advertiser.   “During that period about 45 percent of traffic deaths in Hawaii were alcohol-related, 49 percent of vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts and 47 percent ...
Read More HPD aims to reduce fatal car crashes by The Star-Advertiser

The Hawaii Department of Health Injury Prevention Section has released an online map showing the locations of EMS-attended motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians on Oahu from 2007 to 2011. Pedestrian accidents are also reported by Neighborhood Board Subdistricts. Online Map of Oahu Pedestrian Accidents 2007-2011 This data has previously been available, along with all other crash ...
Read More Map of Oahu Pedestrian Accidents from 2007-2011 now online