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PREVENTING INJURY THROUGH LAW AND POLICY: AT HOME, AT SCHOOL, AT PLAY

Webinar: September 29, 2016, 12:30 — 1:45 pm, ET ---- Register HERE

In collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center and the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Network for Public Health Law is pleased to present a webinar for public health professionals seeking the most up-to-date information about three different injury prevention issues — house fires, sports concussion, and anaphylaxis — and prevention strategies focusing on law and policy.

The Webinar will feature:

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH discussing house fires and the role of laws mandating sprinkler systems for new properties.

Kerri Lowery, JD, MPH presenting an overview of state legislation that has been passed to address the problem of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including changes that have been made to these laws in response to lessons learned during implementation.

Mathew Swinburne, JD explaining the risks associated with anaphylaxis from adverse drug reactions, insect bites, and food allergies among other triggers, and describing the array of state laws that increase access to epinephrine auto-injectors in schools and other public places.

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We are proud to be Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC’s local performance site for the Health Resources and Services Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center. Based at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center joins with Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, West Virginia University School of Public Health, and the Institute for Public Health Innovation in program delivery at the local level.

We provide training and continuing education opportunities to reinforce and enhance the expertise of the existing public health workforce in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.  We work, along with our academic and practice partners, towards achieving the national goal to "improve the nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current and future workforce."

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27882 "Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy or, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

 

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