NTSI and the University of Hawaii
NTSI is excited to announce a new relationship with University of Hawaii on a project
the University developed called “IDecide”. This exciting new relationship has been
formed to enable NTSI to help the University spread the message of IDecide regarding
decisions teens make regarding donation of anatomical gifts when applying for their
initial driver license.
The National Health Institute (NHI) funded a grant for the University to develop a quality
produced video for soon-to–be licensed teens to view to enable them to become more
informed about the decision on their driver license application on whether or not to
become a donor. There is also a video for parents to review to facilitate discussion
between parents and teens on this important decision. You can learn more about
IDecide and view the video at: http://prevention.manoa.hawaii.edu/idecide/.
NTSI’s involvement with this project will be as follows:
- To help disseminate this message and access to the video through links on our website and embedded within our online courses.
- To include information in NTSI classroom courses about the project and video. Since most of our participants are already licensed drivers, our goal will be to reach parents and siblings who can discuss this issue with their sons, daughters, brothers and sisters about this important decision.
- To include information about the IDecide Project in our Florida pre-licensing course to reach teens who are at the decision point on this issue.
- To help promote the project through attendance at a joint press conference and through press releases.
PRESS CONFERENCE: The partnership between NTSI and the University of Hawaii
will kick off at a press conference in Honolulu, HI on April 4th. The University has
retained a media consultant to develop written press releases as well as to coordinate
the press conference to be held at the University on this date.
NTSI will be represented at the joint press conference by Greg Cupper, President ,.
Local TV appearances on morning shows have also been scheduled so NTSI will be
receiving a fair amount of publicity with the hopes that national media will also cover this
story to enhance our visibility and gain more national prominence through partnerships