November 22, 2013 marks the 50thanniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a dark day in the history of a city that I have come to love. However, Dallas citizens and leaders are commemorating the anniversary by honoring the life of the late President by doing something befitting his legacy and commitment to service – they have organized the Dallas County JFK Day of Serviceto encourage volunteering at more than 50 area civic organizations in Dallas.
The Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas has responded to the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revised child restraint guidelines. The new guidelines are categorized by age rather than by type of child seat in order ...to keep pace with the latest scientific and medical research and the development of new child restraint technologies. Under the new guidelines, NHTSA is advising parents and caregivers to keep children in each restraint type, including rear-facing, forward-facing and booster seats, for as long as possible before moving them up to the next type of seat.
Safe States President, Carol Thornton, will be joining Jeff Levi, Executive Director of the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), for the release of the new report: Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic. The report has been released by TFAH, and was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Carol and Jeff will be guests on a series of nationwide radio interviews talking about the report and the role of prescription drug overdose in America and in relation to injuries and deaths. Jeff will provide an overview of the report, and Carol will discuss a public health response to this growing national problem.
A copy of the full report – including state specific information – is available at www.healthyamericans.org