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2008 Joint Annual Meeting of Safe States Alliance -- Presentations
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Click on the links below to download presentations from the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting.

 "An Insider's Guide to Safe States Alliance" -- Peg Prusa-Ogea and Lisa VanderWerf-Hourigan, Safe States Alliance
Safe States Alliance Membership Business Luncheon -- Amber Williams and Shelli Stephens-Stidham, Safe States Alliance
Concurrent Session #1:  Translational Research Panel
"The Columbia University TeenScreen Program" -- Heather Scanlon-Herrero, Columbia University TeenScreen Program
"Translational Research and the CARES Mobile Safety Center:  Disseminating Effective Injury Prevention Strategies to Baltimore Families" -- Eileen McDonald, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
"Research-Practice Partnerships:  The Role of Injury Control Research Centers in Translating Research to Health Departments" -- Brianna Kopp, Wisconson Dept. of Health and Family Services and Ann Christiansen, Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin
"Translating Policy into Practice:  Research Informing Laws to Disarm Batterers" -- Shannon Frattaroli, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Concurrent Session #2:  Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
"Resources for Building and sustaining Effective State Coalitions to Address Falls and Fall-Related Injuries" -- Lynne Beattie, The National Council on Aging
"The Falls Group Project:  Evidence Based Ralls Risk Reduction, Taking It Back to Your Community" -- Rhonda Siegel, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
"No More Falls!  Creating Synergy Between Chronic Disease and Injury" -- Barbara Alberson, California Department of Public Health
Concurrent Session #3:  Poison Prevention Panel
"Public Health -- Something to Talk About with Poison Control Centers" -- Barbara Singer, HRSA Poison Control Program
"Intentional Poisoning Exposures Reported to the Texas Poison Control Center" -- Marcia Becker, Texas Department of State Health Services
"Prevent Poisonings --Get Rid of Old Medicines!  Just Don't Ask Us How" -- Melissa Heinen, Northern New England Poison Center
Poison Prevention Workgroup Update -- Monique Sheppard, HRSA's Poison Center Technical Assistance Resource Center
Concurrent Session #4:  Surveillance and Injury Prevention for Children & Youth
"Efforts to Improve Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC):  Kansas 2006" -- Ismaila Ramon, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
"Keeping Kids Alive:  Introducing the New Multi-State Interactive Child Death Review Case Reporting System" -- Tricia Gardner, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
"Delivery of Best Practices Through Integration and Partnering" -- Ellen Schmidt, Children's Safety Network
 Concurrent Session #5:  Potpourri of Resources for Improving Injury and Violence Prevention Practice
 "Using 'Best Practices' Registries for Injury and Violence Prevention" -- Malia Richmond-Crum, Children's Safety Network
"The Fire H.E.L.P. Tool Kit:  An Evidence-Based Approach to Protecting Homebound Elderly" -- Michele Huitric, CDC/NCIPC
" Help Seniors Live Better, Longer:  Prevent Brain Injury:  An Overview of CDC's Education Initiative to Prevent Fall-Related TBI Among Older Adults" -- Wendy Heaps, CDC/NCIPC
"Head's Up! CDC's Concussion Tool Kit -- An Overview Including Outcomes and Applications from CDC's Educational Concussion Tool Kit for High School Athletic Coaches" -- Wendy Heaps, CDC/NCIPC
"Safe Communities America:  Engaging Communities in Safety Promotion" -- Donna Stein-Harris, National Safety Council
 Concurrent Session #6:  Suicide Prevention Panel
"Rural Suicide Prevention Communication Strategies:  Partnerships for a Shared Vision" -- Ann Kirkwood, Idaho State University, Boise
"Frameworks:  Moving Communities Beyond Talk to Action in Suicide Prevention" -- Ann Duckless, National Alliance on Mental Illness
"Making Our Messages Stick:  Evaluation of Youth Suicide Prevention  Louisiana -- A Case Study" -- Lynne W. Jenner and Maya Matthews-Sterling, The Policy and Research Group
"Using Information from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System to Target Suicide Prevention Efforts" -- Holly Hedegaard, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
"A Best Practice for School Suicide Prevention Guidelines" -- Katharyn Zwicker, Maine Injury Prevention Program
Concurrent Session #8:  Epidemiology in Action  
"Exploring Results and Perspectives from BRFSS Modules on Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence" -- Nancy Bagnato, California Department of Public Health
"Using Existing Data to Develop the Child Maltreatment Mortality Surveillance System" -- Xun Shen, Oregon Public Health Division
"Strategies to Improve External Cause of Injury Coding" -- Holly Hedegaard, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
"Wildfire-Related Deaths in Texas, 2006" -- David Zane, Texas Department of State Health Services
Concurrent Session #9:  Advocacy and Partnering for Change
"Methods and Ideas for Educating Legislators to Impact Policies Related to Injuries and Violence" -- Martha King, National Conference of State Legislatures
"For the Children:  How Massachusetts Developed the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Project" -- Lewis Howe, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
"California Kids' Plates:  Permanent Funding for Childhood Injury Prevention" -- Barbara Alberson, California Department of Public Health
"From Data to Action:  Child Safety and Window Sill Height" -- Gregory Istre, Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas
Compendium on Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
"Preventing Falls:  CDC's Compendium of Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Interventions" -- Mick Ballesteros, CDC
"Compendium on Preventing Falls Among Older Adults" -- Dorothy Baker, Yale University School of Medicine
"Wisconsin's Experience with Sure Step and Stepping On" -- Jane Mahoney, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Keynote Address:  "Partnering with Injury Community Planning Groups (ICPG) to Advocate for Change"
 "Injury Community Planning Groups:  Moving from Plan to Action" -- Frances Butterfoss, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Highlights from the 9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion -- Shelli Stephens-Stidham, Susan Hardman, and Amber Williams, Safe States Alliance
General Session:  CDC Procurements and Grants Office (PGO) Panel and Q&A -- Mildred Garner, CDC/NCIPC
Skill-Building Workshop #1:  State Plan Assessment -- Frances Butterfoss, Eastern Virginia Medical School
State Plan Assessment Workshop
State Plan Assessment Tools 1
State Plan Assessment Tools 2
General Session:  Collaboration Opportunities Among NCIPC-Funded Projects
"Overview of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)" -- Leroy Frazier, Jr., CDC/NCIPC
"Opportunities for Collaboration" -- Jocelyn Wheaton, CDC/NCIPC
"CDC's Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety Education Program" -- Mick Ballesteros, CDC/NCIPC
Closing Plenary Session:  Partners Panel:  Injury and Violence Prevention in a Connected World
"Injury and Violence Prevention in a Connected World" -- Romell Cooks, NHTSA
"Injury, Violence, EMSC, and Poison Prevention" -- HRSA


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