Wednesday, May 09, 2012
North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Conference
Collaboration for an Injury Free NC
May 9, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Opening Key Note: Larry Cohen of the Prevention Institute
10:00-10:30 Break: Networking and 10 Minutes of Tai Chi
10:30-11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions (choose one)
- Policy: Laws and practices that make everyone safe. Perspectives on North Carolina injury prevention policies, and how you can affect change in your community.
- Injury Data and Surveillance: What are the biggest causes of injury and violence in North Carolina? Where can you find injury data? Where can you find local data?
- Evidence-Based Best Practices: Making sure the work you do is really saving lives!
11:45-12:55 Networking Lunch (Provided)
1:00-2:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (choose one):
- These sessions focus on a specific injury subject and will be covered broadly from defining the issues, presenting the epi burden in NC, effective/promising programs in NC, and policy considerations/recommendations.
- Motor Vehicle Crashes: addressing the leading cause of death for North Carolinians in their first four decades of life with prevention programs that work.
- Prescription Drug Poisonings: The epidemic of unintentinoal overdose and what is being done to address it.
- Bike/Pedestrian injury prevention: complete streets and injury prevention
2:45-4:00 Closing Plenary: American Trauma Society Presentations by 2011 ATS grantees; Workforce development training kickoff and Safe Kids highlights
4:00-4:15 Raffle and Adjourn
THE WISDOM OF PREVENTION
Early action to prevent harm: why it matters and how to achieve it
Why this conference?
To build the case for long-term planning and investment in early action to prevent harm before it happens.
To consider prevention on three fronts - society, environment and economy - to draw out lessons for policy and practice.
To raise awareness, challenge assumptions and stimulate a wide debate on how to make this happen in practice
Why does prevention matter?
Preventing harm can help to improve well-being and quality of life use resources more wisely, cut waste and save money reduce reliance on state intervention to repair social, environmental and economic problems safeguard the future for our children and grandchildren
What questions will the conference explore?
- The social, environmental and economic costs of failing to prevent harm
- How to invest in prevention while still having to meet the costs of failure
- How to judge whether preventive measures are working
- The role of regulators, businesses, parliament, NGOs and charities, civil servants and local government.