COVID-19: Impact, Role, and Response of IVP

Topic(s):   COVID-19

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1.5 hours

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COVID-19: Impact, Role, and Response of IVP

All Member Call – 4/2/2020


As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, this rapidly changing environment is impacting each and every one of us both personally and professionally. Many of our members have been called into the response, while others are looking for ways to minimize the anticipated short and long term impacts of injuries and violence as a result of the COVID-19 response effort.


As injury and violence prevention (IVP) professionals, we know the drastic changes in everyday life we are experiencing – schools being closed, states implementing “shelter in place” and “social distancing” — can lead to increased incidents of injuries and violence, while also taking a tremendous toll on IVP risk and protective factors like economic stability, community connectedness, and mental health.


On April 2, 2020 colleagues from local, state, and national partners convened to discuss the impact, role and response of IVP as it relates to COVID-19. Members and partners shared their perspective on what we are currently seeing and can except to see across IVP, and how we can position our communities to mitigate the IVP impact of COVID-19. We believe in bringing all of us together to share and discuss the current state of IVP, we can continue to advance the field.


The following national, state, and local IVP experts presented on the call:


  • Dr. Debra Houry, Director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Alan Dellapenna, IVP Branch head for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Lisa Fujie Parks, Associate Program Director, Prevention Institute.
  • John H. Madigan, Jr., Senior VP, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
  • Abby Collier, Program Manager, National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
  • Tony Gomez and Karyn Brownson, IVP Program Manager, Public Health-Seattle & King County
  • Jennifer Northway, Injury Prevention Director, University Health System, San Antonio, TX


Access the recorded call here.


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