• 25 Oct 2018 4:33 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    To help support NHTSA and others during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Prevent Child Injury has released a free toolkit that focuses on the need to keep educating teen drivers even after they get their licenses. The toolkit materials are designed to complement NHTSA’s “Rules of the Road” campaign and include a sample press release, newsletter/blog article, social media posts, graphics, and a Pinterest board. The toolkit also offers a list of trusted resources from other groups, making it easy to find great materials to share with the communities you work with.


    Toolkit link:

  • 11 May 2018 2:19 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is pleased to release a new open online course on Injury Prevention for Children and Teens. In The course features powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts.

    Enrolled participants will be exposed to the following topics:

    • Epidemiology, Surveillance, Risk and Protective Factors, Theory for Child and Adolescent Injuries.
    • Intentional Injuries: Child Maltreatment, Peer/Violence Bullying, Dating/Sexual Violence, Firearm Safety, Suicide
    • Transportation Safety: Infant/Child Passenger Safety; Teen Driving
    • Sports Injury Prevention (Concussion)
    • Pediatric/Adolescent Substance Use
    • Early Childhood Unintentional Injury
    • Advocacy

    Free CME is available for learners also.

    For more information visit:

  • 09 May 2018 2:22 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Summer Institute Scholarship Information

    John F. Finklea Scholarship

    Through the generosity of the John F. Finklea Fellowship from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, two students will receive scholarship money that can be applied to tuition, room and board, and travel expenses to the 2018 Advanced Summer Institute, “Using Evidence in Practice" (not to exceed $1,750 per student). The Finklea Scholarship is open to all attendees. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend and participate in the entire Summer Institute.

    To be considered for a scholarship, please submit a curriculum vita or resume, and a brief statement describing why you want to attend the Institute and how it will help your career in injury prevention (500 word maximum) to:

    Edith Jones

    Johns Hopkins University

    624 N. Broadway, Hampton House, Room 554

    Baltimore, Maryland 21205

    The application deadline is May 22, 2018. A committee of Institute faculty will make selections and all applicants will be notified if they are an awardee or not by May 25, 2018. To reserve your spot in the course, you may register for it without paying until you receive notification.

    For more information, contact:

    Edith Jones

    Senior Administrative Coordinator

    Tel. 410-955-2221

    Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM

    Scholarship Chair

  • 10 Apr 2018 12:10 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In support of NHTSA and National Safety Council's #JustDrive campaign, Prevent Child Injury has released a distracted driving toolkit of new materials and existing resources from trusted partners. The new materials complement NHTSA’s targeted outreach week (April 9-16) by reminding parents and caregivers that they are their children’s first and best role models and encouraging them to show that safety matters on every trip. The toolkit includes a customizable press release, newsletter/blog article, social media posts, graphics, and more. Find the free toolkit here: Not a Prevent Child Injury member? Sign up to receive information and advance access to future toolkits:

  • 17 Mar 2018 12:55 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Register Now!

    Kempe Center for the Prevention & Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect | The Kempe Center, Gary Pavilion at Anschutz Medical Campus, 13123 East 16th Avenue, B390,
    Aurora, CO 80045

  • 13 Mar 2018 1:27 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    CDC has a new publication regarding older adult fall prevention, “The Medical Costs of Fatal and Nonfatal Falls among Older Adults,” in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study found that in 2015, total medical costs to treat older adult falls exceeded $50 billion. Of this total amount, medical costs for fatal falls accounted for $750 million. For nonfatal falls, Medicare and Medicaid shouldered 75% of the financial burden of medical costs, which totaled $38 billion for the two programs. Medicare spent approximately $29 billion on falls (constituting 6 percent of all Medicare spending for older adults). Medicaid spent $9 billion on falls (8 percent of all Medicaid spending for older adults). Fall-related expenses for private and other payers totaled $12 billion (5 percent of their total older adult spending).

    This new study is the first to calculate the annual economic burden paid by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance/out of pocket payers. Using this new methodology, CDC will update falls medical spending estimates on a regular basis. 

    With the aging of the U.S. population, both the number of fall injuries and the resulting expenditures are expected to increase substantially if more is not done to prevent falls. Clinical prevention efforts, like CDC’s STEADI Initiative, equip healthcare providers with the tools and resources needed to reduce falls among their older patients. In addition to improved outcomes, these efforts can likewise reduce healthcare costs. We hope the results of this study will be useful to you and guide your efforts to help Americans age without injury. 

  • 22 Feb 2018 6:55 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    We have an opening for the Chief of the Center for Injury Epidemiology at the Maryland Department of Health. This individual will be responsible for supervising and managing the staff and activities of the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System and conducting epidemiological analyses on other injury related topics as needed. This is a senior level management position that requires highly skilled program administration and data expertise.

    Please considering applying for this position and becoming a leader in a fascinating an expanding field!

    For the full position description and to apply please go to the following


    *The deadline to apply is February 27, 2018.*

    Jennifer Stanley

  • 01 Feb 2018 1:35 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Want to learn what a Capitol Hill briefing is all about?  Interested in learning more about advocating for research funding?

    Join us on Friday, February 16th from 2-3pm ET

    President Trump is expected to send his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to Congress on Monday, February 12.  SAVIR is focusing efforts on reminding Congress of the important contributions that injury and violence research provide to the health of our communities nationwide.

    To this end, the network of ICRCs is hosting a Congressional Briefing entitled, “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Leveraging Partnerships, Research, and Practice” on Tuesday, February 27th from 11:30am – 1pm ET at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.  We want to encourage SAVIR members to support these efforts through attending the briefing or contacting their Congressional representatives to urge them to attend.

    In order to build capacity among our membership, SAVIR is hosting a webinar on Friday, February 16th from 2-3pm ET.  The webinar will review SAVIR’s messaging around the budget requests and examples of interactions with policy makers and their staff.

    To register for the webinar go to:


  • 23 Jan 2018 1:41 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Prevent Child Injury has just released an updated toolkit focusing on TV tip-over prevention. Research shows that every three weeks in the U.S., a child dies from a TV tip-over, and hundreds more are injured in the same time period. We can help reduce the risk of these injuries by raising awareness of the issue and encouraging parents and caregivers to anchor their televisions. The designated outreach week for this toolkit is Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018. Access the toolkit here:

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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