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  Summary: The Hawaii Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP), in coordination with Your Ohana, are working to increase the number of home visitor paraprofessionals trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Trainings were held at the Fourth Annual Home Visiting Conference.       Pre – and post-assessments were conducted and results indicated increase in MI ...
Read More Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Intimate Partner Violence among Screening & Referral: Preliminary Results of Motivational Interviewing Training for Home Visitors

Attend the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!

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 ...
Read More 2017 Safe Hawaii Award Recipient: Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland

  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 ...
Read More New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH

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 ...
Read More Hawaii County Hospitals and Trauma Centers Collaborated on Summer Safety Campaign

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 ...
Read More Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdose

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 ...
Read More Youth Leaders Empowered at 2016 Hawaii Children and Youth Summit

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

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 ...
Read More New State Trauma Program Coordinator: Tiffany S. Lightfoot RN, BSN, MS

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 ...
Read More The Youth Leadership Council Celebrates Its First Anniversary