Injury Prevention Programs - In the News
Shattered Dreams 10th Anniversary Reunion
Friday, November 21, 2008, 5-9 pm
To celebrate the program;s 10 year anniversary, the Texas Statewide Shattered Dreams Coalition would like past student participants, teachers, program coordinators, planning team members, and original program collaborators to attend a reunion celebration on Friday, November 21, 2008 at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Auditorium.
Click here for more information, registration form, flyer
Child Safety Seat Distribution
The UT Health Science Center Department of Surgery has received 150 child passenger safety seats to distribute to the San Antonio community. Our child passenger safety seat distribution classes will start September 2, 2008 and will be held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00p.m. at the Esteban Sosa Parent Education Center at 901 March Street San Antonio, Texas. Read more about the child safety seat disbribution program - Who qualifies? How do I register? | Download flyers (8-20-08)
Shattered Dreams 2008 Awards Ceremony: On Friday, July 25, 2008, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Statewide Shattered Dreams Coalition honored 14 outstanding individuals from organizations and communities across the State of Texas for their hard work and dedication in making the Shattered Dreams program a continued success. This year, as The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission celebrates the program's ten year anniversary, the Shattered Dreams Coalition honored individuals and organizations that have made a tremendous effort towards reducing underage drinking and impaired driving in their community. Read more about the awards ceremony (7-28-08)
Surgery Injury Prevention Research Safe Riders Child Safety Seat program: Within the next few weeks, our Injury Prevention Research group will receive 130 child car safety and booster seats for distribution to South Central Texas parents. These child safety seats are provided through the Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program, sponsored by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. Learn more about the Texas Safe Riders program. (6-16-08)
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Hispanics between the ages of 1 and 44. Lizette Villarreal, coordinator of the Madrina-Padrino Traffic Safety Project, discusses issues of Hispanic traffic safety at a press conference in Laredo, TX. Read HSC News article (4-11-08)
UT Department of Surgery's Madrina-Padrino program reaches out to the Hispanic community:
Interviewed by the Laredo Morning Times, and with additional articles and interviews
in the Rio Grande Guardian and on Pro8 News, Lizette Villarreal, program coordinator, was in Laredo
in early April to promote awareness of the Madrina-Padrino Traffic Safety Program.
The program focuses on increasing awareness of drunk driving, seat belt use, and child safety seats.
Read articles: Laredo Times | Rio Grande Guardian | Pro8 News (4-03-08)