Thursday, December 13, 2018

WEBINAR Systems Thinking for Injury and Violence Prevention Practice


The National Peer Learning Team for Systems Thinking
and
Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

Present

Overview of Systems Thinking for Injury and Violence Prevention Practice

December 18 from 3:00-4:30 PM EST


In this presentation participants will learn from professionals in the injury prevention, highway safety, and human development fields about how a systems approach can enhance injury prevention practice. Panelists will discuss their views on systems allowing participants to look into the “fishbowl” to hear a conversation about how panelists understand the idea of systems and how it is being developed and applied. This interactive discussion serves as an introduction for those who are curious about systems, as well as an invitation for those who would like to participate in a deeper learning process. The discussion will revolve around these questions:

    • How can systems enhance current injury prevention work?
    • What are the tools and methods available to do systems thinking work?
    • What does it look like when we use a systems approach in our practice settings?

After the webinar, for those interested in taking a deeper dive, information about joining a learning community will be provided to registered participants. The presentation will be recorded and available to those who are unable to participate live.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FREE SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

The safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training is a 3 hour training that deals openly with the stigma around suicide and prepares participants to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. As a safeTALK-informed session member, you will be better able to: understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety; appreciate how the steps taught in safeTALK can be used to help prevent suicide;  choose among ways to help protect, preserve and promote life in a suicide-safer community.

Please feel free to share this informational flyer with anyone who might benefit from this training or be interested in attending. 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP at:  https://safetalkjan2019.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Motor Vehicle Safety Fact Sheet

Research shows that primary seat belt laws are the most effective way to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries on public roadways. Updating Colorado’s current seat belt law would provide protection for all citizens. That's why it is a legislative recommendation submitted annually to the Colorado General Assembly by the Child Fatality Prevention System and the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving; and is supported by the Colorado Young Drivers Alliance and the Colorado Occupant Protection Task Force.

Traffic safety advocates across the state are educating stakeholders on seat belt use and effective policies to prevent motor vehicle fatalities. To learn more about the communities at highest risk of being seriously injured or killed in an unrestrained motor vehicle crash, how Colorado currently addresses this issue, and to access additional traffic safety advocate resources, contact Ginna Jones, Motor Vehicle Safety Manager at ginna.jones@state.co.us.

Click the fact sheet below to download for educating stakeholders on motor vehicle safety best practices.




Monday, December 10, 2018

OPPORTUNITY The Healthy People 2030 public comment period is now open!


The opportunity for public comment on the Healthy People 2030 objectives is now open .  You are a group with much to offer! 




Healthy People focuses on critical health promotion and disease prevention topics. Since its launch in 1979, the initiative has grown substantially—increasing from 226 objectives in 15 topic areas for Healthy People 1990 to more than 1,200 objectives in 42 topic areas for Healthy People 2020. Because stakeholders have indicated a desire for a more specific and targeted initiative in the next decade, Healthy People 2030 will be a streamlined set of national health objectives guiding the Nation in efforts to improve health. While this translates to a smaller set of objectives, Heathy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels.

The Healthy People 2030 public comment period is now open! The public comment period will be open from December 3, 2018 through January 17, 2019. Review the proposed objectives, submit comments, or propose your own objective at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/About-Healthy-People/Development-Healthy-People-2030/Public-Comment

Previous public comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals for Healthy People 2030. In this public comment period, HHS would like input on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives.

In response to stakeholder input, Healthy People 2030 will include a streamlined set of national health objectives to guide the Nation’s  efforts to improve health. Healthy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Safe Sleep Photo Gallery

Colorado’s Infant Safe Sleep Partnership is a statewide coalition working to promote infant safe sleep.
We are recruiting families to develop a photo gallery of caregivers with their infants in safe sleep settings.

The photos will be used to promote safe sleep education throughout the state to ensure all infants sleep safely,
every sleep. Your home could be a valuable resource to show other families what safe sleep looks like and keep all
babies safe. Parents and caregivers can take simple steps to reduce the dangers of unsafe sleep environments.

What is safe sleep?
Here are the safe sleep guidelines that we’d like to see for photos:

Ask:
Currently there are very few images of families practicing safe sleep. The photos are outdated and not representative
of what families actually look like in Colorado.

We are looking for families with infants under four months of age who are willing to allow a photographer to visit your
home to photograph you, your infant, and your safe sleeping environment (see above). Keep in mind, we want your
home to look like you live there, so no pressure to clean!

These photos may be used in a number of places, such as in Infant Safe Sleep Partnership materials, Child Fatality
Prevention System materials, and with other partners such as CDPHE, CDHS and other national partners working on safe sleep.


For more information or to participate, please contact:
Megan Stayton at megan.stayton@state.co.us or 303-692-6444.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

WEBINAR The Intersection Between Housing and Health

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
Housing—how it is built, renovated, and maintained—plays a vital role in supporting, or hindering, individual and community health and well-being.

Join The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Leadership for Better Health and Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) programs for a webinar exploring the intersection between housing and health. You’ll hear the latest thinking from a variety of thought leaders who are looking at the issue of housing and health from different angles, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Register Now
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11 a.m. ET.

This link will also allow you to add the webinar to your calendar.

Adrianne Todman, CEO of the National Organization of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, will moderate a panel of program participants, including:
  • Steve Barlow, JD, MA, who, along with his teammates in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, is exploring how housing code enforcement interventions in Memphis, Tennessee, can prevent decay of urban areas, and keep communities safe and healthy.
  • Omolara Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, who, along with her teammates in the Clinical Scholars program, is collaborating with a health system in New York City to incorporate questions about housing into patients’ regular health screenings.
  • Evidence for Action researcher Bruce Tonn, PhD, who has evaluated how low-income housing units weatherized with “Extreme Energy Makeovers” in Knoxville, Tennessee, have saved energy, reduced environmental impact, and improved residents’ health.
  • Systems for Action researcher Ricardo Basurto-D├ívila, PhD, MSc., who is studying, with his research partner, how providing permanent supportive housing impacts the health of people who have been homeless.
We hope you’ll join us on December 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. ET. Thank you!

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
National Program Center
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 844-210-9072
ResearchLeaders@umn.edu
interdisciplinaryresearch-leaders.org