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Virginia Department of Health Brain Injury Prevention Brain Injury Report Out Day July 26, 2013.

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1 Virginia Department of Health Brain Injury Prevention Brain Injury Report Out Day July 26, 2013

2 Office of Family Health Services Injury Prevention Program Prevention Strategies and Activities Raising awareness of the scope of the problem Sharing of information and resources Presentations, trainings and exhibits Collaborative projects Support of capacity buildingConsultation and technical assistance Dissemination of proven safety devices Partnerships Policy developmentSharing of data Educating about effective policies Goal: To promote childhood related traumatic brain injury prevention efforts among stakeholders

3 Injury Prevention Program Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention 3 Focus Areas: Recreation & Sports Child Passenger Safety Abusive Head Trauma-Shaken Baby Syndrome

4 Recreation & Sports Youth Athletes Virginia Board of Education Guidelines for Policies on Concussions in Student Athletes Regional Concussion Prevention Workshops CDC Heads Up: Concussion Prevention Series Trainings-awareness & professional development Media campaigns

5 Recreation & Sports Bicycle/Helmet Safety Policy changes to health and physical education curriculum 1,000+ health and physical education teachers have bicycle and helmet safety training Local bicycle helmet distribution projects Playground safety Trainings to schools, childcare providers

6 Child Passenger Safety First Ride Safe Ride Community Safety Seat Check Stations Low Income Safety Seat Education and Distribution Program Trainings-awareness & professional development Media campaigns

7 Abusive Head Trauma Shaken Baby Syndrome Joint Commission on Health Care Report Shaken Baby Syndrome-January 2012 VDH report on infant mortality: o current best practices o statewide programs o data o recommendations for initiatives and interventions o Shaken Baby Syndrome as a cause of infant mortality

8 Abusive Head Trauma Shaken Baby Syndrome VDH Infant Mortality Strategic Plan Strategic Plan strategic goals Workgroup for each strategic goal External and internal experts Strategic Goal #4: Injury Prevention and Positive Parenting Objectives specific to Shaken Baby Syndrome

9 Abusive Head Trauma Shaken Baby Syndrome Virginia Home Visiting Consortium Increase the quality and effectiveness Core set of knowledge areas 12 online modules for basic training New SBS specialized module 4/12/13

10 Office of Emergency Medical Services Virginia Statewide Trauma Registry Code of Virginia § D. The Commissioner shall make available and share all information contained in the Virginia Statewide Trauma Registry with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services so that the Department may develop and implement programs and services for persons suffering from brain injuries.


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