In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from Public Health - Seattle & King County describe their work investigating and preventing death among young people and offer lessons for other jurisdictions interested in this approach.
Preventing childhood deaths requires an understanding of the small details on a death certificate and the ability to map them to larger policies and systems that can be improved to support health. In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from Public Health - Seattle & King County describe how they created a multi-sector review team to conduct this process. They also offer lessons for other jurisdictions interested in this approach.
In this one-hour webinar, the presenters will discuss why injury and violence prevention are foundational public health services and how child death review teams can play a role in this work. They will share the history of child death review in Washington State and use case studies to illustrate some of their recent accomplishments in reducing the injury burden. They will also lead a conversation about how this team approach is being adapted to address gun violence among young adults.
Register today and learn strategies for improving systems and polices that keep kids safe.
Date: December 13, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; elected officials and fiscal decision-makers; entities impacted by child deaths and firearm injuries, including first responders, hospitals, rehabilitation staff, schools, and governments
Tony Gomez, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit Manager, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Whitney Taylor, Firearm Violence Prevention and Child Fatality Review Program Manager, Public Health - Seattle & King County
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.