In 2015, injuries caused 13,363 deaths in U.S. children and adolescents aged 0-19. In addition, injuries were responsible for 200,225 hospitalizations and almost 7.7 million emergency department (ED) visits in this population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], WISQARS, 2017). One important way to understand the burden of childhood injuries is by looking at the costs of those injuries.
Hear from speakers about the impacts of violence on youth and communities, strategies to make routes to school safe from violence and crime, and how we can work collaboratively to create communities where kids can be active and safe.
Join us for the ongoing series of calls highlighting partners within the South to Southwest (S2SW) Injury Prevention Network, this time featuring the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch. This presentation will go over the program's current activities, but also feature the history of injury prevention work in North Carolina, spanning back over 50 years. The developments within North Carolina model what went on across the country, painting a picture of the rich history of injury prevention.
Violence is preventable, and more U.S. cities are exploring public health approaches to create safe, thriving communities. Prevention Institute developed the UNITY RoadMap for cities to more effectively and sustainably prevent violence before it occurs. Grounded in partnerships and prevention strategies, the UNITY RoadMap describes the essential elements for implementing a comprehensive strategy. Presenters will introduce the UNITY RoadMap and describe how its elements have been integrated into local efforts, such as the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
This webinar, hosted by EDC and sponsored by the Public Health Leadership for Child Maltreatment Prevention Initiative, focused on how North Carolina has utilized a public health approach; established a leadership role for the health department; leveraged resources to increase uptake of evidence-based practice; and developed cross-sector partnerships and collaborations to address child maltreatment.
Join Lynn Davey (Davey Strategies) and Andrew Leone (Assistant Director of Communication and Outreach for the Children's Services Council of Broward County, Florida) for a discussion about framing principles and their uses in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Services Council’s mission is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary for children to grow up to being responsible productive adults. It works on a broad array of issues including child abuse and neglect prevention, safety in and around water and safe sleep environments.