Thursday, July 6, 2017

The National Prevention Strategy: Health Across the Life Span

Injury and Violence-Free Living
Thursday, July 20, 2017
                                                   2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET)

2:00-2:05  Welcome and Adobe Connect Logistics
National Prevention Strategy.jpg                  Speaker:  Cherri Pruitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII Maternal and Child Health Consultant

2:05-2:20  What IS the National Prevention Strategy, the Injury and Violence Free Living Priority Area (including an overview on human trafficking)
Speaker:   Sandy Naatz, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region VIII Program Specialist

2:20-2:40  Preventing Bullying through Positive School Climates: Explore Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Positive School Climate Toolkit, developed for the implementation of the Maternal and Child Health, Bullying and Youth Suicide Prevention priority.  Additionally, hear how a Local Public Health Department in Colorado is employing the Toolkit to strengthen relationships with school and community partners.  Speakers:  Susan Imhoff, Community Health Educator, El Paso County, Colorado and Kirstin Hoagland, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

2:40-3:00  Addressing Elder Abuse in Indian Country – Learn about issues regarding elder abuse in indigenous communities and how innovative programs are successfully providing protections for our Native American elders. Speaker: Jacqueline S. Gray, PhD, Director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice initiative, University of North Dakota

3:00-3:20  Creating Safe Homes - Learn how modifications to one's living environment can make a home safer for people who are elderly or have disabilities. Examples of simple to complex home modifications will be provided. Speaker: Naomi Hubert, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing

3:20-3:30 Questions & Answers and Additional Resources


Please contact:   RegionVIIIFedPartners@HHS.GOV with any questions, to be added to our direct webinar series distribution list, or to request a written transcript of this event.

Continuing education credits from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this activity are pending.

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