Injury Prevention

Rich Hamburg’s Alliance with Safe States Strengthens Injury and Violence Prevention

May 31, 2018|2:13 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Rich Hamburg is executive director of Safe States Alliance. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president and COO of Trust for America’s Health. Hamburg has more than 30 years of experience as a leading health policy advocate. With National Safety Month around the corner in June, ASTHO sat down with Hamburg to discuss his new role, Safe States’ reinvigorated mission to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention, and opportunities for public health leaders to raise awareness around these important issues. Read More »

Why Blood Alcohol Concentration Testing and Reporting Is So Important

January 28, 2016|4:51 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

BAC testing and reporting has become very important in helping states, NHTSA, and safety partners understand the underlying factors of fatalities related to alcohol-impaired driving crashes and design solutions on local, state, and federal levels. Read More »

Nebraska Safe Driving Campaign Aims at Parents of Teen Drivers

August 13, 2015|11:29 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

With its “Driving the Right Message” campaign, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants to educate parents about the important role they play in keeping their teen safe at the wheel. Read More »

Drug Overdoses, Suicide Now Leading Causes of Injury Deaths

June 18, 2015|2:35 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Overdose deaths have doubled over the past 14 years, and half of those deaths stem from prescription drugs. Read More »

Survey Describes Public's Perception of Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

May 19, 2015|2:31 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

Nearly 40 percent of Americans report knowing someone who has abused prescription painkillers in the previous five years. Read More »

Report: Many Poison Control Calls Result from Children Improperly Taking Medication

March 20, 2015|2:18 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A new study reviews poison control center call data and explains how families can protect their children against medication overdose and improper ingestion. Read More »

North Dakota Launches Suicide Prevention Education Programs

February 20, 2015|1:21 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The North Dakota Department of Health is expanding its community education programs to educate citizens on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Read More »

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Experience Childhood Trauma with Potential for Long-Term Health Repercussions

December 12, 2014|12:12 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Nearly half of U.S. kids have experienced at least one traumatic event that may impede their healthy development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers report. Read More »

Rates of Violence Against Women Remain High Worldwide

November 25, 2014|10:11 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Rates of violence against women remain unacceptably high around the world, according to a new series “Violence Against Women and Girls,” published by The Lancet. Read More »

Alaska Uses Health Education Curriculum to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships

November 12, 2014|2:07 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been using the Fourth R health education curriculum to promote healthy teen relationships and prevent disease in the state. Read More »

Oklahoma Partnership Sets Sights on Ensuring Safe Sleep Practices

October 10, 2014|10:15 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Sometimes, a great partnership opportunity is sitting right there next to you, all you have to do is figure out how to make it work. Read More »