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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

American Association of Suicidology’s 53rd Annual Conference
April 22nd-25th, 2020 – American Association of Suicidology’s 53rd Annual Conference Portland Marriott, Portland, Oregon https://suicidology.org/conference/
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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.
October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month is observed annually in October.  Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug.  The national campaign, sponsored by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), […]
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Drowning Prevention

Event to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
The Department of Health Neurotrauma Supports team invites you to join us for an event to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).  Sunday, November 17, 2019 we will be gathering at Oahu Veteran’s Center to hear personal stories of individuals touched by TBI and SCI.  There will also be […]
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