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Attend the 2016 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium! 

 You are invited to be a part of Hawaiʻi’s suicide prevention and awareness efforts! safeTALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe This three‐hour workshop will prepare you to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide. You will become a “safeTALK‐trained suicide alert helper,” which will allow you to move beyond the common tendency to ...
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http://www.theconnectprogram.org Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will host workshops on suicide prevention, called Connect. The objectives for this training are to build awareness around the issue of suicide, its’ risks and protective factors, learn how to Connect with someone who may be thinking of suicide, and then Connect them to resources. Workshop schedule: Friday, November 20, ...
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 You are invited to be a part of Hawai‘i’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Efforts!   ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training This two-day workshop provides training in how to recognize, assess, and support a person in crisis. ASIST is designed for caregivers who want to gain additional skills to directly discuss suicide and intervene with ...
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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2015 15-025 Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Fall Prevention Consortium Launch 2015 Senior Fall Prevention Campaign to Reduce Fall-Related Injuries on June 8 HONOLULU – Falls among Hawaii seniors are reaching troubling numbers and are creating an enormous burden on individuals, families and our health care system. Every ...
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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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