• 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:

  • 22 Jan 2018 1:28 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Announcement: 2018 Global Trauma Research Symposium

    Please join us for the Global Symposium of Innovation in Trauma Research Methods, June 12-13, 2018 at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  Researchers from around the world will join to discuss the latest, innovative methodologies in trauma care and research.  Participants can expect invited lectures and panel discussions from an interdisciplinary group of renowned experts, including both local and international researchers, statisticians, and clinicians. A robust, scientific program will include oral and poster abstract presentations. Submit Abstracts by February 28, 2018.  


    June 12-13, 2018
    Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center
    700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205



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    Call for Abstracts


    Submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation »


    Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018


    Monica S. Vavilala, MD
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, The University of Washington


    Donald B. Rubin, PhD
    Department of Statistics, Harvard University


    Donald Hedeker, PhD
    Department of Public Health Sciences & Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago Biological Sciences


    Peter F. Thall, PhD
    Department of Biostatistics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas

    Topics Include:

    • Methodological Challenges: The State of Trauma Research
    • Causal Inference Methods for Observational and Medical Record Data
    • Cohort and Longitudinal Data Analytic Approaches
    • Adaptive Clinical Trial Design
    • Advances in Imaging
    • Technology-Assisted Interventions (e.g. Virtual Reality)


    For more information, email

  • 12 Jan 2018 3:47 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Call for Applications: 2018 EIS Conference David J. Sencer Scholarships

    The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Alumni Association announces the availability of scholarships to participate in the 2018 Annual EIS Conference, to be held in Atlanta, GA, April 16–19, 2018. Up to eight scholarships of $800 each will be awarded to partially subsidize participation in the conference. Acceptance of a scholarship does not obligate the recipient to apply for the EIS fellowship, but applicants must indicate a strong interest in potentially applying for a position in EIS within the next 1-3 years. Further information about EIS and the EIS Conference is available at

    Who Can Apply?
    • Physicians 
    • Doctoral scientists (Ph.D., Dr.P.H., or doctoral degree holders in epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics and related fields; the social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or nutrition sciences; or other relevant health science) 
    • Nurses 
    • Veterinarians 
    • Other allied healthcare professionals (dentists, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacy) 

    Persons eligible for the scholarship must be eligible to apply to the EIS program in the next 1-3 years. Eligibility criteria for EIS are available at

    In addition, eligibility for the Sencer scholarship will be limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

    Application Process

    Scholarship applicants should provide:

    a)  A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes:

    • Name, address, telephone number, email address, citizenship/permanent resident status, and the name of current training program (if applicable)
    • Relevant information about potential eligibility for the EIS
    b)  A brief personal statement (maximum of 500 words) describing why EIS is relevant to his/her career interests and why attending the 2018 EIS Conference would be a step towards fulfilling those goals
    c)  A letter of support from a mentor/faculty member. The letter should address: A) the applicant’s academic achievements and personal qualities that would make him/her a good fit for the EIS fellowship, and B) how the applicant would benefit from receiving a scholarship to attend the 2018 EIS conference.

    The letter of support can be included in the email from the applicant with the rest of the application package attachments, or can be emailed separately direct from the mentor/faculty member to based on the mentor/faculty member's personal preference.

    Applications should be sent to the CDC Foundation with the subject line "EISAA Scholarship Application."

    To be considered, applications must be submitted no later than February 2, 2018.
    Applicants will be notified of the results of their application in early March 2018.

    Reimbursing and Reporting
    Recipients will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $800 for expenses incurred relating to their participation (travel, lodging, meals) following submission of line itemized receipts documenting the expenses. Registration for the conference is free. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a report on their experiences and reactions to the Conference (500 word maximum) within one month after the Conference.

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