NTSI and the University of Hawaii Partner with Safe New Attitude Program (SNAP)
NTSI is excited to announce a new relationship with University of Hawaii on a project the University developed called “IDecide.” This exciting new relationship enables NTSI to help the University spread the message of IDecide about the 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 video enabling soon-to–be licensed teens to become more informed about the decision of whether or not to become a donor. There is also a video for parents to review to facilitate discussion with 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 at the University on April 4th. The University has retained a media consultant to develop written press releases as well as to coordinate the press conference. 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