A New Webinar Series on Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention

By Ron Sarver posted 09-17-2018 01:59 PM


Safe_States_Logo.gifThe National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the Safe States Alliance is pleased to present a four part series entitled: Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.

In 2017, the Coast Guard counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. State recreational boating safety programs are responsible for the annual implementation of more than 95% of all boating safety expenditures nationwide – including boating law enforcement, boating safety education, public access, aids to navigation and a range of other boating safety services.

NASBLA is committed to cultivating a boating public that is better to prepared to engage in safer boating behavior, in part by assisting state boating safety agencies to become fluent in the public health approach to injury prevention. Nationally, NASBLA brings together state recreational boating safety agencies for standardization and reciprocity in public policy development, communicating strategies, coordination, information sharing, education, and training.

This four-part webinar series is organized by four key steps in the public health approach, with relevant Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention mapped to each of these steps. These Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally, and strengthen the field and practice of IVP, including recreational boating injury prevention.

Webinar 1. September 25, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
An Overview of the Public Health Approach & Injury Prevention

Webinar 2. October 23, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Defining The Problem & Identifying The Causes

Webinar 3.October 29, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Develop and Test Prevention Strategies

Webinar 4. November 8, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Creating, Implementing, and Evaluating Effective Injury Prevention Interventions

Learn more about the series and register here.

CG-TrustFund-Mark-04-300dpi.pngThis webinar series is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard