Monday, March 08, 2010

AMCHP Conference: The Zen of a SBS Presentation without a Presenter

Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the 2010 AMCHP Conference, but I did do this presentation that's available via the magic of Scribd.

If you're lucky to be there, check out the presentation by Dr. Richard Volpe of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation's SBS Prevention Project (and check out "Preventing Inflicted Infant Head Trauma: Best Practices") , and Sally Fogerty and Sally Kerschner of the Children's Safety Network, on "Going to Scale" with injury prevention programs (and sample some of the CSN webinars on violence and injury prevention)

Great opportunity to learn about two regional collaborations to prevent SBS and ATV injuries while discussing the challenges in expanding successful initiatives.
11:00 AM Tuesday.

Session ID: H5 - Workshop
Taking Injury Prevention to Scale: New Approaches at the State and Community Levels

To reduce injury deaths in rural areas, the Children’s Safety Network formed a community of practice (COP) consisting of six states that met monthly to learn about rural injury issues, share resources, and develop prevention strategies. The COP offers a model of multistate, cross-agency collaboration to address the disparity in rural and urban injury rates, focusing on four key injury issues: teen motor vehicle crashes, teen suicides, ATV injuries, and farm injuries. This workshop describes the COP and explains how each participating state developed and implemented an action plan to adapt evidence-based interventions for use in rural communities.

Since it was implemented at Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Upstate New York Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention Project has reduced the incidence of SBS and other inflicted head injuries by more than 50%. It has been adopted and extended to culturally diverse settings such as the Ontario SBS Prevention Project, which is part of Ontario's provincial injury prevention initiative, and the Centers for Disease Control, which have funded statewide prevention projects in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. During this workshop, participants will learn to 1) develop effective strategies and coalitions to reframe and support prevention initiatives; 2) develop, implement, and support hospital-based prevention education for new parents in MCH settings; 3) respond to common challenges and obstacles to adoption of prevention initiatives; and 4) use advocacy tools and techniques in the legislative process to support adoption of prevention legislation.

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