Injury and Violence Prevention News

Winter 2011
In this issue:
1. Four Ways To Help Prevent Sexual Violence in Minnesota
2. New Online Community: Safe Kids and You.
3. MDH Injury Publications Translated
4. Local Health Departments in the News
5. Children's Safety Network Newsletter
6. CDC Violence, Injury and Safety Page

1. Four Ways To Help Prevent Sexual Violence in Minnesota

Sexual violence affects 61,000 Minnesotans each year, more people than would fit into the Twins stadium! Here are four ways anyone can help prevent it:

  • Visit the website of the MDH Sexual Violence Prevention Program, to learn about the five-year plan to prevent sexual violence, data on cost and extent of sexual violence in Minnesota, current prevention work, and much more. At the site, you can also …
  • Subscribe to Moving Beyond Imagination, a quarterly update on actions to achieve the five-year prevention plan.
  • Join the Sexual Violence Prevention Network, which includes quarterly videoconferences and regular e-mail updates on resources, conferences, and funding opportunities.
  • Join one or more of the Action Teams (link removed) : Healthy Environments in Schools, Spiritual Communities, Media, or Data Resources.


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2. New Online Community: Safe Kids and You.

The national Safe Kids organization enhanced its website on injury prevention for parents, showing how to create safe environments at home, at school, in the car, and in neighborhoods. Parents also can join an online community for conversations and updates. Join Safe Kids and You and get tips and advice on unintentional injury prevention.

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3. MDH Injury Publications Translated



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4. Local Health Departments in the News

This new resource from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) summarizes important public health issues facing communities across the country. It is a collection of media coverage of public health -- from stories about health departments forced to cut services to profiles of innovative health department programs aimed at keeping people from getting the flu. It can be used to:

  • Compare how communities in the same state or of a comparable size may be coping with local health department budget cuts;
  • Find data on the impact of budget cuts; 
  • Help gauge public reaction to any change (good or bad) in the types or level of public health services provided to the community.


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5. Children's Safety Network Newsletter

Each issue of this newsletter features research on injury and violence, new developments in the field, injury topics, and state capacity building. You may view the current issue on winter safety or subscribe.



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6. CDC Violence, Injury and Safety Page

This site has information and resources on 21 topics in unintentional injury and violence, ranging alphabetically from acute care to youth violence. It also includes data and statistics, publications, tools, and campaigns. You can sign up for e-mail updates or RSS feeds.



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Also see > National Center for Injury Prevention & Control (NCIPC), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the latest injury prevention news at the national-level.


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Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5484
injury.prevention@health.state.mn.us

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