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Special Events

STATE OF HAWAII TRAUMA SYSTEM STOP THE BLEED DAY
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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Falls Prevention 

Free Matter Of Balance Coach Training 
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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Traffic Safety 

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Suicide Prevention

2019 Prevent Suicide Hawaii Statewide Conference: Hope – Help – Healing
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 2019 Prevent Suicide Hawaii Statewide Conference Hope – Help – Healing April 11th and 12th, 2019 Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, 96813)   Other logistical notes: The Conference will be based at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu (island of Oʻahu). A special rate of $189.69 per night (tax included) […]
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Poison Prevention

National Poison Prevention Week March 17 – 23, 2019

On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed a joint resolution (Public Law 87-319) requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy responded to this request and proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week. The first National Poison Prevention Week was therefore observed in March 1962.  The AAPCC and the nation’s 55 poison control centers invite you to celebrate National Poison Prevention week in your community by promoting poison prevention tips and the free emergency services provide by poison control centers (the Poison Help hotline)

How to Celebrate

  • Join the conversation online using the hashtags #NPPW19, #PreventPoison, or #PoisonHelp
  • Contact your local poison control center to request educational materials and find out about poison prevention campaigns in your area. Click here  to find your local center.
  • Encourage your friends, family, or constituents to take the steps below to prevent poisonings.

Tips to Prevent Poisonings

  • Be prepared for an emergency. Keep the national, free Poison Helpline number at your fingertips by saving the number in your mobile phone: 1-800-222-1222. Text POISON to 797979 to save the number in your smartphone.
  • Practice safe storage habits. Always store medicines and hazardous substances up, away, and out of sight of children. Keep these substances in their original, child resistant containers.
  • Read and follow all labels and directions. Review medicine and product labels before you use them, especially before giving medicine to children.
  • Detect invisible threats. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
EMS-administered naloxone and patient outcomes in Hawaii: Findings from a linked dataset
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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Drowning Prevention

SEPTEMBER IS SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch joins others across the nation as the U.S. Senate dedicates SEPTEMBER as SPINAL CORD UNJURY AWARENESS MONTH.  Other things can be done to help raise awareness about spinal cord injuries: How to Raise Awareness During Spinal Cord Injury Month Wear a Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Ribbon Raise […]
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