Core VIPP Update – December 2012

Core VIPP Cooperative Agreement Updates

2013 National Meeting of the Safe States Alliance, SAVIR, & CDC Injury Center

June 5-7, 2013 in Baltimore, MD

The Safe States Alliance, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center, have joined forces to host a dynamic and collaborative national meeting experience. The 2013 National Meeting will also be hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, and will be held at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel from June 5-7, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.

CDC Regional Networks meetings will be held on Monday, June 3rd from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.

The CDC annual grantee meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 4th from 9am – 5:00pm.


2013 National Meeting of the Safe States Alliance, SAVIR, & CDC Injury Center The 2013 National Meeting “Call for Abstracts” will close on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.  All information related to the Call for Abstracts will be available on the Safe States Alliance ( and SAVIR ( websites.

General Updates & Resources

Sortable Statistics – Updated Data Resource

  • The updated Sortable Stats 2.0 site provides users with easy access to extensive public health data on a state/region basis and enables comparison with other states/regions and the nation. Sortable Stats is an interactive database with data on 31 behavioral risk factors and health indicators.

DVP: Sexual Violence Prevention

The December edition of The Journal of Women’s Health includes an article, “Moving Forward by Looking Back: Reflecting on a Decade of CDC’s Work in Sexual Violence Prevention, 2000-2010”, highlighting  the Injury Center’s Division of Violence Prevention’s (DVP) accomplishments over the past decade. The article also highlights current and future directions in DVP.


The Safety Institute

“The Game-Changer”

Boston University’s brain researchers first brought the dangers of contact sports to our attention five years ago-their latest findings may forever change the way our kids play. Read about it at The Safety Institute.


New NCSL Trauma System Report: The Right Patient, the Right Place, the Right Time: A Look at Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Policy  in the States

This new report developed by the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL)  and funded by CDC Injury Center provides a comprehensive overview of the trauma system in the United States. NCSL also developed a short video providing an overview of the trauma system and a Trauma EMS Interactive Map to help users learn more about each state’s system. Both resources are accessible on the NCSL website.

MMWR:  Suffocation Deaths Associated with Use of Infant Sleep Positioners —United States, 1997–2011. This MMWR report describes 13 cases of infant suffocation deaths associated with infant sleep positioners (ISPs) reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over the past 13 years. CDC


CDC/Safe States Alliance Webinar:

January 15, 2013– New ICD 10 CM Codes

All times are 2pm EDT on the third Tuesday of the month

A “Save The Date” announcement will be sent out via the Core VIPP Mailbox very soon as a reminder of the upcoming webinar.


2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit

March 12-15, 2013 Atlanta, GA

The 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit provides a national forum for public health and healthcare professionals, emergency managers, and other leaders to collaborate, learn, and share best practices.

The Summit will offer a strategic overview on the current state of public health preparedness and highlight research, technical, and practice-based perspectives on strengthening community preparedness while also building and sustaining healthcare coalitions.  For registration information:

Local/State/National Highlights

NACCHO: Tell Congress to Stop Cuts to LHDs in January In January, funding across federal departments will be cut by 8 percent unless Congress comes to an agreement on deficit reduction. NACCHO is compiling information on how an 8 percent cut would impact communities across the country.  Discussions are currently going on in Congress to avert these cuts due to sequestration. Your voice is needed to make the case for why these cuts are too extreme. Send a letter to your Representative and Senators today. (NACCHO provides a sample letter you can personalize with details from your community.) For more information:

NACCHO’s Podcast with Institute of Medicine Chairs Marthe Gold and Steven M. Teutsch

In NACCHO’S latest podcast, Ian Goldstein interviews Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee Chairs Marthe Gold and Steven M. Teutsch on For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, a report that recognizes the need for stable local health departments funding and federal, state, and local coordination. For podcast control + click: More »

Hurricane Sandy Response and Resources

NACCHO programs and CDC resources help local health departments help the people in their communities recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. For information:

Children’s Safety Network

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Nov. 12-18

Drowsy driving is a factor in 1 out of 6 fatal accidents, yet 1 in 7 drivers ages 16-24 admitted to nodding off while driving in the past year.  Below are three news stories on Drowsy Driving.

Drowsy Driving Serious Problem for Young People | The Legal Examiner

The Prevalence and Impact of Drowsy Driving | AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Research on Drowsy Driving from NHTSA

Articles in the News:

Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids | HealthDay

‘Pre-Drinking’ or ‘Pre-Funking’ Common among Young Alcohol Users | Chicago Tribune

Protective Eye Gear Cuts Field Hockey Injuries | Reuters

Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide | Huffington Post

Look Out for Signs of Teen Depression | Chicago Sun-Times

Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls’ Brains, Study Says | HealthDay

State News


Georgia Agency Issues Public Report on Child Deaths: The report is the first in a series that will be issued quarterly to track the deaths and help state authorities, parents and others identify ways to prevent them.


‘We Have More Methadone-Addicted Babies’ — Minnesota Statewide Plan to Tackle Substance Abuse Presented: The occasion was the first of three regional meetings hosted by state officials to present the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy.


Drugged Driving Surpasses Drunken Driving in California:  A new Office of Traffic Safety survey of nine cities during Friday and Saturday nights recently concluded more Californians are driving under the influence of drugs than alcohol: more than double, at 14 percent.

Texas Acute Occupational Injury among Adolescent Farmworkers from South Texas: The high observed rates of non-fatal injury combined with the potential negative consequences and cost of these injuries signifies a compelling need for injury prevention efforts targeting adolescent, Hispanic, farmworkers.

More Articles in the News

Child Maltreatment

Primary Prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: A Cost Audit and Cost-Utility Analysis | Child Abuse & Neglect: Pediatric abusive head trauma is very expensive, and on a conservative estimate the costs of acute hospitalization represent no more than 4% of lifetime direct costs. If shaken baby prevention programs are effective, there is likely to be a strong economic argument for their implementation.

Drug Misuse

[Archived CSN Webinar] Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention among Teens and Young Adults: Reducing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Tennessee’s Experience: In 2009, the estimated cost for total hospital charges for NAS was $720 million, for 13,539 babies. State Medicaid programs are responsible for the majority of the hospital expenditures. Babies born with NAS are frequently cared for in neonatal intensive care units.

Fire & Burn Safety

Prevent Burns, Fires When Using Space Heaters | AAP News


Self-Injury among Early Adolescents: Identifying Segments Protected and at Risk | Journal of School Health: This purpose of this study was to identify distinct subgroups of youth who may be at increased risk of or reduced risk of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Suicide Prevention

The Benefits of Discussing Suicide With Alaska Native College Students: Qualitative Analysis of In-Depth Interviews | Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology: A qualitative interview study was conducted to examine the ways in which suicide has affected the lives of college students who have migrated from rural villages to an urban university.


Story of suicide survival: At age 16, Jordan Burnham was a popular high school student, always smiling and laughing. Being diagnosed with depression came as a surprise… Click for story: Suicide Prevention: A National Priority


Story of suicide recovery: When Lauren Spiro was 16 years old, doctors told her she had chronic schizophrenia and would never recover. Click for story: With Peer Support, Recovery is Possible

Teen Driving Safety

Gender and Age Differences among Teen Drivers in Fatal Crashes | Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine

Traumatic Brain Injury

Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth and Adolescents | Journal of Child Neurology

NCIPC Announcements

Special Anniversary Supplement in the Journal of Safety Research

To help commemorate the Injury Center’s 20th Anniversary, the Center is pleased to announce a special Anniversary Supplement in the Journal of Safety Research ( – Volume 43, Issue 4.) The Supplement reflects on accomplishments and progress in the field of violence and injury prevention over the past 20 years. It also highlights the challenges and opportunities we will face as we enter the next 20 years and continue our life saving work.

Communities of Practice Resource Kit!

CDC is offering  a resource kit to help you use communities of practice (CoPs) in your public health work.The Kit . The resource kit defines the CoP approach and provides templates and guides that can be used to develop a new community or enhance an existing community.

CDC Releases New Resources on Parent Engagement in School Health

CDC shares new resources on parent engagement in school health based on the Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health document released earlier this year. These resources, available at CDC’s Parent Engagement Web page, include an overview brochure for parent engagement in school health, fact sheets on promoting parent engagement, PowerPoint® slides for promoting parent engagement, and a facilitator’s guide for staff development on promoting parent engagement.

This concludes the sixth edition for 2012 of the Core States/Core Injury VIPP Update.  Please look for the next Core VIPP Update in February 2013.

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