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  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Hudgins, Donna Stone Memorial Award Winner! The UNC IPRC wishes to congratulate Elizabeth Hudgins, winner of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s Donna Stone Memorial Award! Hudgins is the Executive Director of the NC Pediatric Society, and was Director of the NC Child Fatality Task Force from 2009 – 2014. Under her leadership, the Task Force tackled the issues of infant mortality prevention; ... More
  • North Carolina Falls Prevention Summit: Making Connections and Building Momentum Register today for North Carolina’s second summit for falls prevention in older adults, coming Wednesday, April 15 in Chapel Hill. This event will provide an opportunity for professionals working to prevent falls in older adults to come together and learn how they can strengthen their collaborative efforts to help North Carolina’s seniors stay strong, stay ... More
  • Nominate a student for the 2015 John D. Butts Student Support and Scholarship Award! The purpose of this award is to provide support for students with demonstrated interest in using data in injury prevention. Awards of $1,000.00 will be made in 2015. Complete the attached form to nominate yourself or someone else. Submissions from a diverse range of academic disciplines are encouraged, including Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work, ... More
  • 2015 NC Suicide Prevention Plan Now Available New! The 2015 N.C. Suicide Prevention Plan is the result of a collaborative 16-month process among staff members within the Division of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior, and the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse ... More
  • New research on Children’s TBI with SON Professor Cecilia Roscigno Assistant Professor Cecilia I. Roscigno, RN PhD CNRN, of the UNC School of Nursing, presents a new seminar on her novel research into children’s TBI entitled “Actively Listening to Children and Parents of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Stepping Back to Move Forward.” You can find the video on YouTube. Children’s moderate to severe traumatic ... More
  • Upcoming Essentials for Childhood seminar with Dr. Adam Zolotor UNC IPRC faculty and and NC Institute of Medicine Interim President Dr. Adam Zolotor, MD DrPH will present “Essentials for Childhood: preliminary findings from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force” next month at UNC Chapel Hill. The goal of the NCIOM Task Force on Essentials for Childhood is to develop an integrated, comprehensive 5-year ... More
  • LONGSCAN Dataset Now Available The full dataset from the Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) are now available to researchers through the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN). Follow the link below to see the full codebook and ordering information. Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) ages 0-18 More
  • 2014 Injury Free NC Overdose Summit: Thanks for joining us! Injury Free NC would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Injury Free NC Medication and Drug Overdose Prevention Summit on July 14. Your passion and work on this issue is a tremendous asset to North Carolina. Please download and share the presentations below! Click here to review the agenda. Breakout Sessions: ... More
  • New Fact Sheet on Firework Injury & ED Visits A new factsheet on ED visits for firework injuries using data from NC DETECT is now available at the link below. Thanks to Safe Kids NC, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, NC DHHS, and the Division of Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention Branch. 2011-2012 Fireworks Injury Factsheet More
  • North Carolina’s Response to the Drug Overdose Epidemic This poster from the NC Division of Public Health, Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, illustrates the scope and history of the overdose epidemic, including UNC IPRC’s work as an evaluator of the Controlled Substances Reporting System. UNC IPRC is also an evaluator of Project Lazarus & the CCNC Chronic Pain Initiative. More
  • July 14 Injury-Free NC Overdose Prevention Summit We are excited to announce the 2nd statewide Injury-Free NC Summit featuring updates, skill building, and practical tools you can bring back to your community to stop the overdose epidemic. We are pleased to share that our keynote speaker will be North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. Plus, we have a host of other exciting speakers ... More
  • NC Child Fatality Task Force 2014 Annual Report The 2014 Annual Report is now available via the North Carolina General Assembly. The 2014 report includes a variety of recommendations and proposals that touch on many focus areas. You can download the report via the Child Fatality Task Force or directly access the PDF here: 2014 CFTF Annual Report. More
  • 2013 Report on the Burden of Unintentional Poisoning in NC In North Carolina in 2012, a total of 1,101 people died from unintentional poisoning. Unintentional poisonings are the second leading cause of injury death in the state after motor vehicle crashes. Unintentional deaths from poisoning exceed the number of deaths from hypertension, atherosclerosis, homicide, HIV, or liver disease. Download the report More