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Monday, April 23, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker

Injury and Violence Prevention in 2012 – Increasing Our Reach and Impact

This presentation explored ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness. It focused on utilizing injury and violence prevention frames and evidence-informed strategies to maximum reach and enhancing partnerships to influence the health and safety of children and adolescents.

Sally Fogerty

Session slides


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Session I

Principles of Prevention

This workshop introduced attendees to the fundamental principles utilized in a public health approach for injury and violence prevention. Various definitions, conceptual frameworks and planning models were explored. Participants were actively involved and experienced how these frameworks are applied to program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Kimberly Everett and Stewart Williams

Session slides


Community and School Walkability Assessments

Through its popular Safe Routes to School program, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides seed money for schools and communities to promote walking and bicycling to school. One of the key components to this program is the opportunity for schools to receive a free walkability assessment of their infrastructure to help plan for a safe walking and bicycling environment. This workshop reviewed the walkability audit process, typical results and how to get involved with a walkability assessment in your community.

Mark Hood

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Motor Vehicle Safety – Tweens and Teens

Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) has existed in Pennsylvania since 1999; however, in 2011 the Pennsylvania General Assembly took action to strengthen the GDL laws for teens. This workshop discussed the new law, what action the Pennsylvania Teen Safe Driving Coalition is taking to make teens and parents aware of the new law, and how you can help.

Countdown2Drive, a Safe Kids Buckle Up initiative, is a web-based program designed to bring parents and young teens (ages 13 and 14) together to talk about the key safety issues teens will face when riding as passengers or as they prepare to drive. In this workshop attendees learned more about how this data-driven program was developed and how to begin utilizing the program and resources in the community.

Felicity DeBacco-Erni and Allyson Fulton

Session slides DeBacco-Erni
Session slides Fulton
Handout Fulton



1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
General Session

Using Data to Develop Injury Prevention Messages

This interactive session highlighted how data can be used effectively in message development to further injury prevention efforts. Attendees worked in small groups to use local and state public health data, including the recently published Childhood Injury County Profiles, to develop effective messages. The overall session goal was for attendees to develop a working understanding of how the same data can be crafted in different ways to reach diverse audiences and purposes.

Carol Thornton

Session slides



3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Workshop Session I

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This workshop provided an overview on carbon monoxide and strategies for environmental and educational injury reduction utilizing the Spectrum of Prevention as a framework. Case studies on carbon monoxide poisonings were presented to highlight the importance of including carbon monoxide in injury messaging. In addition, various types of carbon monoxide detectors were showcased and a discussion on current Pennsylvania legislation was included.

Steven Forman and Susan Rzucidlo

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EMS and Community Paramedicine

This workshop discussed injury prevention and disease management programs being conducted by both emergency departments and emergency medical service personnel, including disease management programs, SCAN EMS, Domestic Violence Screenings and more. The discussion included a description of how mitigation of social, environmental and other factors are included in the design of these innovative programs.

Kirsten Johnson Moore and Dan Swayze

Sesion slides Moore
Sesion slides Swayze


NHTSA and PennDOT: Protecting and Empowering Future Generations

At the federal level, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has spearheaded research-based innovations in vehicle technology, safety standards and driver and passenger behavior for more than 40 years. Through funds provided by the State Highway Safety Community Safety Program, NHTSA partners with PennDOT to bring effective local transportation safety programs to communities across the Keystone State. In addition to discussing safety priorities at the state and
national level, the presenters focused on current efforts that protect and empower the next generation of transportation safety professionals: the children.

Thomas Glass and Shannon Purdy

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
General Session

Evaluation of Injury Prevention Programs

The goal of this presentation was to provide an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate injury prevention programs. The
presentation covered understanding why and when to evaluate a program, planning an evaluation, the four stages of program evaluation and using evaluation results to improve programs.

Rebecca Naumann

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10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Session

Youth Sports Concussion

This workshop discussed the Bucks County Concussion Education Team (BCCET), a collaborative community effort to provide concussion education and neuro-cognitive baseline testing for all student athletes that participate in contact sports. This team consists of athletic trainers, educational professionals and medical professionals, and its goal is to provide a continuum of care in all environments – medical, academic and

Michael Horan and Sarah Krusen

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Injury Prevention Policy Efforts

Since 2010, the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy has developed an annual Resource for Maryland Policymakers that provides information about the burden of injury in Maryland, as well as evidence-based and promising policy solutions to prevent and control injuries. In this workshop, the development of the Resource, strategies for dissemination and results from a preliminary evaluation of its impact were discussed.

An overview of translating evidence-based, effective programs and approaches into policy efforts at the organizational, regulatory and legislative levels were provided. The focus was specifically on the topics of graduated driver licensing and child passenger safety in comparing Pennsylvania to other states. Participants gained an understanding of the policy approach in changing population-based behaviors.

Shannon Frattaroli and Damika Webb

Session slides Frattaroli
Session slides Webb


Home Visiting Programs

This workshop included an overview of home visiting initiatives at both the state and local levels. Discussion focused on the correlation between home visiting and other injury prevention initiatives such as safe sleep, child death review and healthy homes.

Amy Flaherty and Patricia Yoder

Session slides Flaherty/Yoder
Handout Flaherty/Yoder