In the News
July 18, 2022 – ABC News – New bill would require colleges to publicly report accidents that result in serious harm or death. A feature article written by Nadine El-Bawab explains how the bill was inspired, its requirements – to expand the current metrics used to measure, modify and improve college community safety and require colleges post on their websites the closest Level 1 Trauma center to campus. The article explains how inspite of how common serious accidents occur oftentimes the investment to improve safety is driven by whether there is a criminal element present. Bill endorsements by injury prevention research and safety advocacy organizations as well as hospitals are listed.
July 18, 2022 – Congressional Press Release – Improving Campus Safety: Reps. Courtney and Himes Introduce New Bill to Increase Transparency Surrounding On-Campus Injuries and Death, Institute New Reporting Requirements.
July 18, 2022 – 06880 – Corey Hausman’s Safety Bill Goes National – Corey Hausman’s hometown new outlet based in Westport, Connecticut continues coverage on the College911.net Safety Initiative. The piece explains why expanded safety reporting to include incidents resulting in serious injury or death is critical. In college communities, accidents are estimated to be the leading cause of death, by far, yet the large majority go unreported.
December 1, 2021 – Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Publication “A Mother on a Mission to Reduce Brain Injuries on College Campuses”. This feature article was written by Ed Roth and features Carrie Collins, MPA, a USBIA Board Member and CEO of BIA of Arizona. It presents the origins and key offerings of the College911.net™ initiative. It references the current brain injury “data desert” which exists in the US. State driven reporting and care standards, a s well as the CDC’s limited reporting of traumatic brain (TBI) injury events only, “not accounting for those caused by overdoses, strokes, or chemical exposure” creating a void. Without data it is “impossible to define the vastness of the problem” which impacts an agency’s ability to secure funding for brain injury prevention study. If successful, College911.net™ proposed Federal reform will provide evidence-based injury data currently not available.
August 17, 2021 – Atlanta Injury Law Blog (Robin Frazer Clark) “Bedrails for College Dorm Residents Should Be Standard in All Dorm Rooms”. The post features college safety initiatives (including College911.net™) launched by parents and students whose lives are forever changed due to accidents in college communities that are determined to make safety a priority through education and legislative reform.
August 9, 2021, -TODAY.com and Apple.News (Terry Peters) feature an article “after her son’s death, mom’s mission is to prepare college kids for emergencies”. The piece focuses on simple steps parents and students can take to be more prepared for emergencies after sharing relevant details of the tragic loss experienced by the Hausman family.
June 9, 2021 – CT Mirror (Adria Watson) “Bill changing campus safety reporting gets final passage in House” features quote from House Majority Leader Jason Rojas and covers the passing of CT Senate Bill 954 which established a new Public Act 21-184. Beginning 10-17-21 CT colleges are required to report accidents resulting in serious physical injury or death on their public annual security report.
June 9, 2021 – Hartford Courant (Adria Watson) “Bill inspired by Westport teen’s death in skateboarding accident at college approved; requires schools to report accidental deaths annually” covers the passing of CT Senate Bill 954 which established a new Public Act 21-184. Beginning 10-17-21 CT colleges are required to report accidents resulting in serious physical injury or death on their public annual security report.
February 25, 2021 – 06880 (Dan Woog) – “After Death a Push for College Safety Reform” features the Hausman family (long-time Westport residents). It promotes the opportunity for families to consider using an Emergency Medical Checklist as a child moves to living independently and introduces a reform petition as an avenue to support legislative change to expand transparency around college safety and emergency medical care.
February 16, 2021, Principal Post – (Lauren LoFrisco) an in-profile piece titled “From Devastation to Difference”. It outlines the journey taken by Nanette Hausman to launch the college safety initiative after her family experienced an unthinkable tragedy, suddenly losing a child or sibling.