We are excited to see how injury and violence professionals, students, and the general public can showcase what injury and violence prevention looks like in their own communities through the “Seeing My World through a Safer Lens” video contest. This challenge will award $500 per category (Student View, Injury and Violence Professional View, and General Public View) for the video that best reflects a prevention story about Violence Prevention, Home and Recreational Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, or Traumatic Brain Injury.
As the Injury Center celebrates 20 years of dedication to saving lives and protecting people from injuries and violence, we realize you are a crucial part of “Celebrating the Past and Protecting the Future!” of injury and violence prevention.
I love seeing and hearing stories about how injuries and violence are successfully being prevented by individuals and communities. It gives us great satisfaction to know that the work we do at the CDC Injury Center does reflect back to serve people in neighborhoods, schools, and other places across the United States and around the globe. Public health professionals, students, and members of your community do so many things to prevent injuries and violence:
- Conducting child safety seat installation clinics to make sure that infants and children travel safety in cars
- Teaching teens about how to have healthy relationships
- Installing smoke alarms
- Initiating programs that bring the science of fall prevention in older adults into practice
- Teaching parents how to interact with and guide their children in positive ways
- Supporting coaches in ensuring that athletes who have had concussions do not return to play until it is safe
- Ensuring that teen drivers stay safe as drivers through the use of graduated licensing programs
- Changing community norms so that youth violence is seen as something that is preventable through community action and collaborations
- Creating safe places for play, for travel, and for everyday activities
- And so much more!
I look forward to seeing your creative videos and helping to pick the winners, which will be displayed on the Injury Center’s web page and highlighted through our social media channels.