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Virginia Department of Health Brain Injury Prevention. Brain Injury Report Out Day July 26, 2013. Office of Family Health Services Injury Prevention Program. Goal: To promote childhood related traumatic brain injury prevention efforts among stakeholders. Injury Prevention Program.

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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 ServicesInjury Prevention Program 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 TraumaShaken Baby Syndrome • Joint Commission on Health Care Report • Shaken Baby Syndrome-January 2012 • VDH report on infant mortality: • current best practices • statewide programs • data • recommendations for initiatives and interventions • Shaken Baby Syndrome as a cause of infant mortality

    8. Abusive Head TraumaShaken Baby Syndrome • VDH Infant Mortality Strategic Plan • Strategic Plan 2013-2018 • 5 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 TraumaShaken 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 http://homevisitingva.com/?page_id=758

    10. Office of Emergency Medical Services • Virginia Statewide Trauma Registry • Code of Virginia § 32.1-116.1 • 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.