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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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  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

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 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 Hawaii Award 2015 Therese Argoud MPH – Program Manager It’s rare to have a partnership with an individual that spans so many years of significant work and that marks many milestones and progress. For injury prevention, Bruce McEwan, is such an individual. Bruce chaired the Governor’s Taskforce on Accident Prevention and Injury Control in ...
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Dangerous paradise  Rising flash-flooding incidents, ocean deaths point to need for better visitor safety education Flash floods stranded 20 hikers last month on the Commando and Bamboo trails in East Maui, including one man who was caught on camera being swept 30 feet down the side of a waterfall. The video went viral on YouTube ...
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 4, 2015 15-035 NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK (SEPT. 7-13) RAISES AWARENESS WITH STATEWIDE ACTIVITIES HONOLULU – To increase awareness about suicide prevention resources and support available to families, communities in Hawaii and across the nation are collaborating to host events ...
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NEW EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH CHIEF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Alvin C. Bronstein, M.D., F.A.C.E.P will join the department as the new Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch Chief beginning August 31, 2015. Dr. Bronstein previously served as the Medical Director ...
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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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