Safe States to Participate in 2012 World Injury Conference
Members and staff of the Safe States Alliance will be traveling to Wellington, New Zealand to attend the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion from October 1 – 4, 2012.
Entitled “Safety 2012,” this will be the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. Each World Conference is held biennially under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The conference brings together the world's leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners, and advocates to build knowledge and strengthen the fields of injury prevention and safety promotion across the globe.
During the conference, Safe States will present three posters:
- Exploring Links Between State Health Department Capacity for Injury & Violence Prevention & Health Outcomes: A Look at the Core VIPP Evaluation Program
- Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance Safe States Injury Surveillance Workgroup on poisoning (ISW7)
- Training Injury & Violence Prevention Professionals to Influence Transportation Decisions
For more information about the World Injury Conference, visit: http://www.conference.co.nz/worldsafety2012.
Safe States is Now on Twitter!
The Safe States Alliance has joined Twitter!
Join us as we share what is going on at Safe States and in the field of injury and violence prevention.
Click here to start following @SafeStates today
Forward Promise Releases Call for Proposals
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color is a new initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aiming to improve the health of middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color, as well as their opportunities for success in school, work, and life.
Proposal Deadline: October 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST
Click here for more information on how to apply
Save the Date: 2013 National Meeting of Safe States Alliance, SAVIR, and CDC Core VIPP
Once again, the Safe States Alliance, the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core VIPP have joined forces to host an exciting national meeting experience.
The theme of the 2013 National meeting is "Safe Today, Safer Tomorrow." Over several decades, injury and violence prevention professionals have worked tirelessly to enhance the health and safety of communities across the United States. Representing a variety of fields, disciplines and organizations, these professionals work collaboratively to achieve a shared goal: to decrease the national burden of injuries and violence. During this National Meeting, we want to celebrate the accomplishments that have increased the safety of communities in the present, while also building on these achievements to create a safer and healthier future.
During the 2013 National Meeting, we will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Safe States Alliance.
Visit the Safe States website for more information on the 2013 National Meeting
Safe States Alliance Supports AT&T's Campaign Against Texting And Driving
The Safe States Alliance strongly supports AT&T’s campaign to make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving. The “It Can Wait” campaign provides statistics, stories and experiences to create a clear picture of the consequences of texting behind the wheel, as well as tools for companies, schools and wireless users. Ultimately, the “It Can Wait” program reminds drivers, particularly teen drivers, that sending or receiving even one simple message while driving can create an unintended injury and death that will forever change their lives and the lives of those around them.
Click here to read the press release.
Safe States Joins 3,000 Organizations Asking Congress to Take a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction
The Safe States Alliance joined nearly 3,000 national, state, and local organizations in a letter urging Congress to protect non-defense discretionary programs—including health, housing, and social services—when it comes time to reduce the deficit.
Click here to read the letter.
Click here for more information about non-defense discretionary programs.