PROBLEM SNORKELING?Posted on August 27, 2019 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention News
Take the SNORKEL SAFETY SURVEY  First-hand knowledge from those who have experienced difficulty while snorkeling is the most valuable source of information The HAWAII LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION, in cooperation with the State of Hawaii Department of Health, the four County First Responder and Emergency Medical Service agencies, the Honolulu Medical Examiner Office, and the Hawaii Tourism […]
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Hawaii Beach Safety Week July 21-27, 2019Posted on July 12, 2019 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News
Ocean experts gather in Honolulu for Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week July 21-27, 2019 State of Hawai‘i ocean safety and drowning prevention conference Honolulu, HI: Ocean Safety experts, first responders, medical and healthcare professionals, public health practitioners, visitor industry officials and interested parties will gather in Honolulu during Hawaii Beach Safety Week, July 21-27, 2019 Governor […]
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2019 STATE OF HAWAII OCEAN SAFETY AND DROWNING PREVENTION CONFERENCEPosted on July 5, 2019 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News
The 2019 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference will be held on July 26, 2019 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include a panel on Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Weather Patterns: Effects on Ocean Safety, Lifeguard Systems, Snorkeling Safety Study Update, Epidemiology of  Statewide Drowning and Injuries and much more! Registration fee […]
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STATE OF HAWAII TRAUMA SYSTEM STOP THE BLEED DAYPosted on April 30, 2019 in All IPCS News, Special Events, State Trauma Program
STATE OF HAWAII TRAUMA SYSTEM STOP THE BLEED DAY May 15, 2019 (Wednesday) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. John A. Burns School of Medicine, Main Courtyard Notes: Both the Governor and Mayor have been invited, confirmation pending availability as the date gets closer. They or a designee are anticipated to present proclamations, from the County and […]
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Free Matter Of Balance Coach Training Posted on April 1, 2019 in All IPCS News, Falls Prevention Event, preventing falls
Free Matter Of Balance Coach Training Do you know, or work with someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling? A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls, help to identify ways […]
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2019 Hawaiian Islands Trauma SymposiumPosted on March 21, 2019 in All IPCS News, Special Events, State Trauma Program
2019 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium August 9 – 10, 2019, Friday & Saturday Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI  
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Elder Abuse The Hidden Crime TrainingPosted on March 15, 2019 in All IPCS News, Special Events, State Trauma Program, violence and abuse prevention
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm Location: Hawai‘i Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815 Presenter: Paul Greenwood, JD FREE registration, parking and limited airfare reimbursements for first responders Registration link Paul Greenwood is a retired prosecutor from the San Diego District Attorney’s office. During his 25 years working for the […]
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2018 Joint Services Suicide Prevention Proclamation CeremonyPosted on December 7, 2018 in All IPCS News, suicide prevention
On September 5, Navy Region Hawaii hosted a Joint Services Suicide Prevention Proclamation signing at Freedom Tower on Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam in support of National Suicide Awareness Month. Governor Ige, Hawaii-based service members, Department of Defense personnel, military families, High School Army and Navy ROTC members, state representatives and community members came together to pledge to […]
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S.M.A.R.T Objective ToolPosted on June 18, 2018 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, injury prevention (all)
S.M.A.R.T Objective Tool   Nicholas Lee Hines, MPH—Hawaii Core SVIPP Grant Coordinator Public health planning requires the development of short-term, mid-term and long-term objectives that are meaningful for your team and partners. The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch developed this simple SMART Objective Tool for public heath practitioners in Hawaii to do just that. […]
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IPAC Membership Survey 2018 ReportPosted on June 18, 2018 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, reports maps data
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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Upcoming Suicide Prevention Training’sPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Events
Upcoming Suicide Prevention Training’s Nancy Deeley—Suicide Prevention Coordinator On the heels of the recent deaths of well-known celebrities, a public light is shown on the devastating effects of a suicide. The work of EMSIPSB together with our community partners to educate the public about the risks and signs of those who struggle and the role […]
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2018 Annual Fall Prevention Awareness CampaignPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Falls Prevention Event, preventing falls
2018 Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign Stan Michaels— Fall Prevention Coordinator The EMSIPSB and Fall Prevention Consortium’s 6th Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign launched on June 12, 2018 with a press release from the DOH Communication office.  It highlights the 7 main areas of the Campaign’s focus, which includes: (1) 240 public service announcements on 3 […]
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Snorkel Safety banners to kick off summer drowning prevention campaign and 2018 ConferencePosted on June 12, 2018 in Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News
Bridget Velasco, MPH, PT— Drowning and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Coordinator The Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, coordinated by the EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch of the DOH has partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority for a statewide summer drowning prevention campaign themed “Respect Our Ocean; Know Your Limits”. Starting in June, […]
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Register for the 2018 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!Posted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Special Events
2018 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium! Tiffany Lightfoot, RN, EMT-P, MS – State Trauma Program Coordinator      
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EMS-administered naloxone and patient outcomes in Hawaii: Findings from a linked datasetPosted on June 12, 2018 in All IPCS News, Poison Prevention Event
Tammie Smith — DDPI Grant Coordinator The Hawaii Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) team contributed to this year’s annual peer to peer meeting, “Strategic Planning, Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned” May 2018 in Atlanta.  Hawaii presented and also learn about what other state are doing to fight the opioid epidemic across the nation. The work […]
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National Poison Prevention Week 2018Posted on March 21, 2018 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention
In 2018, National Poison Prevention Week will occur March 18 – 24, 2018 HOW TO CELEBRATE: Join the conversation online using the hashtags #NPPW18, #PreventPoison, or #PoisonHelp Contact your local poison control center to request educational materials and find out about poison prevention campaigns in your area. Click hereto find your local center. Encourage your friends, […]
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Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Intimate Partner Violence among Screening & Referral: Preliminary Results of Motivational Interviewing Training for Home VisitorsPosted on November 28, 2017 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, reports maps data, violence and abuse prevention
  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 […]
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New Ocean Safety Videos will be Featured in Hotel Rooms Across the StatePosted on October 11, 2017 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention News
Four 15 second ocean safety videos, produced by Visitor Video with support from Honolulu City and County Ocean Safety and Hawaii DOH EMSPISB recently began showing in 20,000 hotel rooms across the state.
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Attend the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!Posted on July 10, 2017 in All IPCS News, Special Events, State of Hawaii, State Trauma Program
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2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety ConferencePosted on June 19, 2017 in All IPCS News, Drowning Prevention Event, Drowning Prevention News, State of Hawaii
The 2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Life guarding on Oahu” will be held on July 27-28, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include The Impact of Global Warming on Hawaii Beaches, Snorkeling Related Drownings in Hawaii, Spinal Cord Injuries in the Aquatic Environment and […]
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2017 Safe Hawaii Award Recipient: Senator Suzanne Chun OaklandPosted on June 6, 2017 in All IPCS News, Core SVIPP Grant, Hawaii Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, injury prevention (all)
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 […]
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New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPHPosted on June 6, 2017 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention, State of Hawaii
  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 […]
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Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related InjuriesPosted on November 29, 2016 in All IPCS News, State of Hawaii
 Lisa Kimura – Executive Director Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) is happy to  announce free comprehensive safe sleep education program, Hawaii Cribs for Kids, available on all islands! The program provides safe sleep education based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, and a free GRACO Pack N Play® travel crib for families who […]
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Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdosePosted on November 23, 2016 in All IPCS News, poisoning prevention, State of Hawaii
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 […]
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“One Community One Family”Posted on November 18, 2016 in All IPCS News
By Gina Toomalatai September is “National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”, a time for people to take a hand and make a stand, as they speak in one voice every life matters, and no one is alone. This is exactly what Hawaii’s Armed Forces did as the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines came […]
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