- Priority Target Areas
- Priority Risk and Protective Factors
Friday, March 22, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tips and Resources for a Successful Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking event
The Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives contract launched the 2019 round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. The initiative educates communities about underage and high-risk drinking and mobilizes them to take evidence-based actions at local, state, and national levels. A limited number of $750 stipends are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to host aCommunities Talk event.
To apply for one of the stipends, email email@example.com with the name of your organization, contact name, contact email, and contact phone number by April 26, 2019. Visit the Communities Talk website for more information.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
2019 Public Health in the Rockies Call for Abstracts
The theme of this year's conference is - Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation
Public Health in the Rockies will take place at Keystone Conference Center from August 27 - 30.
The purpose of the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies Conference is to provide an opportunity for education, networking and skill development of professionals in Colorado and neighboring regions. The Conference is designed to build a more competent public health workforce.
Please click here to submit an abstract for review.
Abstracts submissions will close on Friday, March 29
New Data on Sports- and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injury
An estimated 283,000 children seek care in U.S. emergency departments each year for a sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injury (SRR-TBI), according to an MMWR Report released today. The report, Emergency Department Visits for Sports and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Children—United States, 2010-2016, also found that:
- Contact sports contributed to nearly half (45%) of the SRR-TBI visits examined.
- Males and children aged 10-14 and 15-17 years were most likely to sustain a SRR-TBI.
- Activities with the highest number of SRR-TBI visits included: football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities, and soccer.
What can be done?
Prevention efforts to reduce the risk for SRR-TBI among children are critical. Promising practices include:
- Limiting player-to-player collisions through rule changes.
- Teaching strategies to reduce opportunities for head impacts.
- Using pre-participation athletic examinations to identify athletes at increased risk for TBI.
- CDC HEADS UP campaign
- CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline
- CDC: National Concussion Surveillance System
Monday, March 18, 2019
Save the Date
The MyMobility Planning Tool for Older Adults Webinar
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
This webinar will include the research that led CDC to the creation of the MyMobility Plan and provide an overview of this planning tool, which encourages older adults to plan for mobility changes in the same way that they may plan for retirement. We will also be sharing updates of NCIPC’s work in older adult falls, including STEADI, and older adult transportation research.
We encourage you to invite your partners (AAA, etc.) that work with this population and look forward to our webinar in a couple of weeks.
To join the meeting:
Conference Number(s): 1-855-644-0229
Participant Code: 1634049
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