Water Safety Coordinator at Phoenix Children’s Selected as President-Elect 2011 for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 22, 2011) - The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (www.NDPA.org) elected Tiffaney Isaacson to the position of President Elect 2011. As Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Water Safety Coordinator, Isaacson oversees the Water Watchers program which provides year-round efforts to educate the community on drowning prevention.
Isaacson will serve a one-year term and is currently serving in her fourth year as a board member with the organization, after serving as secretary for two years and Vice President for the last year. She also chaired the Education Committee for the past year. She has been a presenter at multiple national conferences for the group and was active in the group's 2010 drowning prevention leadership summit as well as in the development of their "Layers of Protection" position paper, which was published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is a volunteer-driven 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. NDPA members are dedicated to preventing drowning for all age groups in all bodies of water through public education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. The NDPA was recently awarded a $1.2 million contract to carry out drowning prevention messaging, training and programming for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Pool Safely" campaign.
Isaacson is launching a new program at Phoenix Children’s called “Playing it Safe.” This program features interactive presentations for caregivers of children most at risk for drowning, in a brief and informal setting. “Playing it Safe” will be offered as a “Train the Trainer” program, involving community partners and volunteers across the Valley. For more information visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 345 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.