National Nature Assessment Webinar – Understanding the Role of Nature in our Work & Lives

Overview:

On Earth Day 2022, President Biden made nature-based solutions a national priority. In an Executive Order, he made a broad call for action to create nature-based solutions to tackle climate change. A new study, called the National Nature Assessment, was created. Its scope is to assess the status, observed trends, and future projections of America’s lands, waters, wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystems and their benefits, including connections to the economy, public health, equity, climate mitigation and adaptation, and national security.

 

In this webinar, Dr. Phillip Levin, Ph.D., a Professor of Practice at the University of Washington in the School of Environment and on loan to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Director of the first-ever National Nature Assessment will share more about the National Nature Assessments’ recently released prospectus. This document was created from conversations with representatives from over 133 organizations and 40 states in the US. It evaluates how changes in nature impact safety, security, human health and equity.

 

Learn more and share how nature and climate change is impacting health and well-being in your communities. Find ways that this assessment can be useful in your IVP work.

 

View the recording HERE

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, email Safe States at info@safestates.org.

Reviews, Revisions and Resubmissions: Strategies for Success in Final Stages of Publication webinar

Overview:

In this webinar, strategies will be offered for composing clear and professional responses to reviewers, and navigating challenging comments.

Viewers will be able to:

* Understand key indicators of a strong response to reviewers

* Utilize best practices to response formatting

* Utilize best practices for addressing reviewer suggestions that are beyond the scope of a project, already addressed in the paper, or that authors disagree with

 

Presenter:

 

Cass Crifasi, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
& Associate Editor, Injury Epidemiology

 

 

View the recording HERE

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, email Safe States at info@safestates.org.

  

Translating Research into Policy webinar

Overview:

In this webinar, we hear from a panel of presenters on the impact of policy on injury and violence outcomes and health equity. The session reviewed related frameworks, related literature and perspectives from several policy makers, community stakeholders, and injury and violence prevention leaders.

 

Presenters:

Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD
Executive Director
Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s

 

Hannah Rochford, PhD, MPH
Transitional Representative
Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) Board

 

Don Hoppert
Director of Government Relations
American Public Health Association (APHA)

 

Rich Hamburg, MPA
Executive Director
Safe States Alliance

 

Raghib Allie-Brennan
Connecticut House of Representatives – 2nd District

 

View the presentation HERE

 

View the recording HERE

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, email Safe States at info@safestates.org.

  

 

Building Equity into Safer States – Webinar Series

Safe States is excited to launch a new webinar series to provide space for deeper exploration of the recently released “” resource, a tool designed to help injury and violence prevention (IVP) organizations integrate health equity across the core components of a model IVP program. Developed for IVP professionals, funders, advocates, and diverse partners, this resource can be used to enhance and strengthen health equity leadership, partnerships, programs, and more.

 

This six-part webinar series will provide a space for deeper exploration of the “Building Equity into Safer States” resource, share real-life examples, and discuss the standards and indicators for a model IVP program.

 

October 4, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join health equity officers from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) to learn how NCIPC is incorporating health equity into their organizational structure. Officers will share NCIPC’s Diversity, Equity Belong, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEBIA) strategic plan and investments in implementation efforts.

 

Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE

 

October 16, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Next up in the series, learn about the and how they can apply to your IVP efforts. Alan Richter, co-author of the GDEIB, will share information about using this tool to advance health equity. The GDEIB is a free resource for organizations worldwide that provides a strategic planning tool, a set of actions, and measures for progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Organized into 15 categories across 4 groups, these benchmarks can apply to all sectors, sizes, and types of organizations. As referenced in “Building Equity Into Safer States,” the GDEIB can be used to build and sustain a solid, equitable, and stable infrastructure by providing actionable steps that IVP organizations can take to ensure equity is embedded in its goals, core values, leadership, and accountability.

 

Presenter:
Alan Richter
QED Consulting

 

Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE

 

Webinar 3: Building Equity Through Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination

October 23, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, presenters will share and discuss examples of initiatives that strengthen protective factors and reduce risk factors for injury and violence prevention. Participants will explore a tool that helps injury and violence prevention professionals ground resource allocation decisions in community input, scientific literature, and culturally specific strategies. Also considerations on how this tool might be adapted and adopted regularly in resource allocation decision making will be discussed.

 

Presenters:
Courtney Fultineer
Oregon Health Authority

Stephanie Pustejovsky
Comagine

 

Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE

 

 

Webinar 4: Embedding Equity into Hospital-Based Injury and Violence Prevention Programming

November 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Hospital-based injury and violence prevention programs have a unique space within the IVP world. Given the diverse populations served, centering programs around equity are crucial to ensuring IVP programs are reaching their target audiences. Embedding Equity into Hospital-Based Injury and Violence Prevention Programming will illustrate how equity has been incorporated into each of the IVP core components at a Level 1 Trauma Center by examining data sources, community partnerships, organizational structure, and identifying challenges and barriers.

Presenter:
Ashley Lamar
Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist
JPS Health Network

REGISTER HERE

 

Webinar 5: Building Equity in Firearm Injury Prevention Efforts Through Equitable Collaboration and Communication

November 13, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, participants will learn more about working with advocates and the veteran population to develop firearm messaging and policy. There will also be discussion on collaborating with various stakeholders to develop injury and violence prevention (IVP) communication and forming coalitions with firearm injury prevention stakeholders. Lessons learned will be shared related to firearm messaging and policy efforts in Texas.

Presenter:
Dr. Sandra McKay
University of Texas Health Science Center

REGISTER HERE

 

Webinar 6: Training and Technical Assistance to Build Equity in Your IVP Programs

November 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Doreleena Sammons Hackett from the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) will discuss SOPHE’s health equity efforts and share information about the trainings they offer for helping public health practitioners advance health equity. Additionally, you will learn about Safe States’ upcoming trainings, technical assistance, and other learning opportunities to support you in your health equity initiatives.

 

  • Discuss SOPHE’s training opportunities
  • Discuss Safe States health equity training, technical assistance, and other learning opportunities
  • Review Safe States’ DEI Webpage and INformed – Online Training Center & Resource Hub

REGISTER HERE

 

Learn more about “” and access other tools and resources to support your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts .

The Essential Skills for Partnership Series

Overview

Cross-sector partnerships are essential in addressing and improving the vital conditions of a community. Navigating these partnerships requires a specific set of skills not often taught in traditional public health settings.

 

Building on a series of previous efforts to support IVP practitioners in strengthening partnerships to advance community injury and violence prevention efforts, Safe States identified a set of “essential skills” necessary for establishing and sustaining these partnerships.

 

This three-part self-paced training series covers the skills needed to be intentional in your preparation to partner, build and maintain trust with partners, and manage tension and conflict. While each module can be taken independently, the lessons in the series are intended to build on one another. Throughout each lesson, there are skill-building exercises included to help you apply what was covered in the session.

 

Training Modules

MODULE 1: INTENTIONAL PREPARATION FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Module one of the Essential Skills for Partnership series begins with intentional preparation for successfully establishing partnerships critical for public health efforts. This module will help you think through how you can be intentional in your efforts, providing resources and self-paced exercises for skill building.


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Module One Activities
Click the links below to access the worksheet that corresponds to the activity and instructions referenced in the training.
Module 1. Activity 1: Strategic Planning for Partnerships
Module 1. Activity 2: Values Clarification
Module 1. Activity 3: Moral Foundations Theory
Module 1. Activity 4: Reducing Jargon
Module 1. Activity 5: Working your Network
Module One Slides

MODULE 2: HOW TO BUILD TRUST

Module two of the Essential Skills for Partnership series discusses the importance of and necessary skills for building trust with partners. This module will help you develop strategies for building and maintaining trust among partners, providing resources and self-paced exercises for skill building.

 

 

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Module Two Activities
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Module 2. Activity 1: Reflection on Building Trust
Module 2. Activity 2: Transparency about Organizational Culture
Module 2. Activity 3: Red Yellow Green Flags in Partnerships
Module 2. Activity 4: Power Analysis in Partnership
   Module Two Slides

MODULE 3: MANAGING TENSION AND CONFLICT

Module Three of the Essential Skills for Partnership series helps you learn to proactively prepare for tension or conflict with partnerships. This module will provide tools and build skills for managing tension and conflict in ways that minimize harm and create opportunities for improved relationships and progress toward outcomes.

Expanded View

Module Three Activities
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Module 3. Activity 1: Approaches to Tension and Conflict
Module 3. Activity 2: Addressing Historical Harm
   Module Three Slides

 

Talk to the Trainer?

Virtual Roundtable Sessions
August 25th
September 22nd

 

Trainer, Deena Fulton, of the Essential Skills for Partnerships training series and IVP professionals debrief on experiences and training. Participants are encouraged to complete at least one of the three modules and corresponding activities before the roundtable. 

Additional Resources

Each training module includes a number of resources to support applying the lessons and further learning. Below you can download the full list of resources referenced across all three modules, as well as other key Safe States resources.

 

Background

Despite strong interest in fostering meaningful collaborations to advance IVP efforts and address systemic issues at the local, state, and national levels, resources to support this work continue to be scarce. In response to this, Safe States Alliance has developed a number of resources on applying SRPF approaches and strengthening cross-sector partnerships. In November 2020, Safe States released “Strengthening Partnerships Between Business and Public Health: A Roadmap to Advancing Community Injury and Violence Prevention” (Roadmap) to provide concrete guidance and tools to support public-private partnerships. The Roadmap is a culmination of work that began in 2017 with the National Safety Council and extended through an expert convening supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and, in partnership with, the United States Surgeon General in August of 2020.

 

As the literature calling for business and public health partnerships grew, the question of how sectors start building relationships to determine if a partnership is feasible arose. To begin to answer this question and build upon the guidance of the Roadmap, Safe States developed “Preparing to Partner – A Prequel to Strengthening Partnerships between Business and Public Health: A Roadmap to Advancing Injury and Violence Prevention” in October 2022.

 

The Roadmap compendium builds on previous and ongoing work to support public health leaders with engaging non-traditional partners to address shared risk and protective factors (SRPF). Through a series of assessments, environmental scans, literature reviews, and key informant interviews across projects, Safe States discovered a need for expanding “soft” or “essential” skills, such as message framing and language, relationship development, conflict resolution, shared agenda development, etc., not often taught in traditional public health curriculum.

 

With financial support through Cooperative Agreement #5 NU17CE924917-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Safe States built on earlier activities designed to create meaningful collaboration between public-private partnerships by conducting training activities to equip public health practitioners with the necessary or “essential” skills to engage with non-traditional partners to improve community health.

Indigenous Injury Prevention – Addressing the Disparities

This presentation focused on the Indian Health Service (IHS) Injury Prevention Program, outlining the injury rates and disparities that are seen in the American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Using evidence-based strategies and innovative adaptations, participants learned more about how the IHS Injury Program is working to reduce disparities among indigenous populations.

 

Presenter:
LCDR Molly Madson, REHS, MPH
Injury Prevention Program Manager
Indian Health Service

 

 

Learn more by viewing the webinar HERE

 

Powerpoint slides HERE

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties with this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

Student Showcase – December 2022

Overview:

This Student Showcase features presentations from two Safe States’ student members – Michael Van Skiba and Victor Soupene.

 

Michael Van Skiba – a student attending Saint Catherine University for his Masters of Public Health in Global Health. He currently works as an EMT in the clinical setting and is passionate about health equity and social justice. His presentation will be on “Community Health Agents Advancing Women’s Empowerment and Changing Gender Norms”

 

Victor Soupene – a PhD student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa and an occupational injury prevention trainee at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety. His research mainly focuses on the causes of agricultural injury, suicide, and other rural health-related issues. His presentation today will be on “Circumstances contributing to Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Worker Death by Suicide”

 

View the Powerpoint Slides:

Michael’s presentation and research

Victor’s presentation

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Where Does My Talent Belong? Panel Presentation

Overview:

Safe States and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) have partnered to offer this presentation to highlight careers in injury and violence prevention. Panelists included a research professional in industry, a federal agency researcher, a state health department practitioner, and a hospital-based practitioner.

 

Objectives:

After the session, attendees will have a sense of:
• why injury and violence are important public health challenges
• the progress that has been made because of injury and violence prevention research and/or practice
• where emerging professionals in the field might find promising opportunities to contribute

 

Presenters:

Jia Benno, MPH – Injury Prevention Unit Director (Texas Dept of State Health Services)

 

Ekta Choudhary, PhD, MPH – Epidemiologist and lead for the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) Program (CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)

 

Marcie Gawel, MSN, RN, MS, BS – Program Coordinator for Community Outreach and Hospital Violence Intervention (Yale-New Haven Hospital)

 

Dave Swedler, PhD, MPH – Research Scientist (Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation)

 

Learn more by viewing the webinar HERE.

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

We Adjusted for Race, Now What?

Overview:

Safe States and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) have partnered to offer this webinar on anti-racist methods.

 

 

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:
* Distinguish between discriminatory and biologic confounding biases in public health research
* Understand the implications of controlling for race in statistical analysis
* Understand the appropriate and inappropriate practice of using race/ethnicity in statistical analysis

 

 

Presenter:

Shabbar Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

 

Learn more by viewing the webinar here.

 

**Please note that this video will work on the Firefox browser, but not on Chrome or Edge browsers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

If you have questions or encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

2 Perspectives, 1 Mission: Intersecting Injury Prevention Practice & Research

Overview:

Injury and Violence Prevention Professionals and Researchers work towards the same goal of preventing injury in our communities. However, the approach taken and the language used to reach this outcome can vary greatly dependent on your perspective.

 

This presentation focused on examining the cross-roads of these approaches and understanding how to translate the needs of each group for one another in order to form more effective partnerships, improve research and overall IVP programming.

 

Presenters:

 

Kevin Rix, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Penn Injury Science Center
University of Pennsylvania

 

Katie J. Harmon, PhD
Research Associate
UNC Highway Safety Research Center

 

Learn more by viewing the webinar here.

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

Injury Control Research Center Program 35-Year Anniversary Fireside Chat

Overview:

The Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) program celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a webinar on October 6, 2022 featuring CDC’s Acting Principal Deputy Director Dr. Deb Houry along with current and former ICRC directors who discussed their thoughts on the past, present, and future of the program.

 

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) funds ICRCs to study ways to prevent injuries and violence and to work with community partners to put research findings into action. Underlying all other ICRCs core functions is their ability to bring together multiple stakeholders from disparate disciplines, perspectives, and agencies to join forces and tackle critical public health problems. Through leadership that combines their injury topic and core areas of expertise—research, outreach, and training—they continue to advance the field of injury and violence prevention.

 

Presenters:

Dr. Deb Houry, CDC

 

Richard Hamburg, Safe States Alliance

 

Fred Rivara, University of Washington Harborview Injury and Research Center

 

Carol Runyan, University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center

 

Steve Marshall, University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center

Charles Branas, Columbia University – Center for Injury Science and Prevention

 

Patrick Carter, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

 

Jonathan Rupp, Emory University Injury Prevention Research Center

 

Carri Casteel, University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

 

Monica S. Vavilala, University of Washington Harborview Injury and Research Center

Learn more by viewing the webinar HERE

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

Safe States: Showcasing Equity Seed Grantee Projects

Overview:

Safe States is pleased to host this webinar which will highlight work done through our equity seed grants. Organizations featured include Aware, Inc. in Juneau Alaska, the Family Resource Center Association in Denver Colorado and the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health in Lansing Michigan. These organizations have undertaken projects to develop trainings, strengthen organizational culture and provide communities the opportunity  to assess challenges and propose change to enhance equitable outcomes.


Presenters:

Mary Aparezuk, Aware, Inc.

 

Leslie Woollenweber, Family Resource Center Association

 

Patty Velasquez, Family Resource Center Association

 

Taryn Gal, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health

 

Natasha Thomas-Jackson, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health

Moderator:

Amy Jagareski, New York State Department of Health

 

Webinar

 

Powerpoint slides:

Aware, Inc.

Family Resource Center Association

Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health


If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org.

Anti-Racism & Health Equity Workgroup – Peer Learning Call #3

Overview:

The Safe States Anti-racism and Health Equity Workgroup hosted this Peer Learning Call which focused on implementing strategies at the organizational level to shift priorities and culture toward equitable approaches as a central component of injury and violence programs and service delivery.

 

Mary Lauby, a member of the Anti-racism and Health Equity Workgroup presented on work underway in her organization to apply a cultural shift towards more equitable approaches. She is the Injury Prevention Coordinator for the Level I Trauma Center at UW-Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Sonia Williams, Injury-Free Louisiana Network and Training Coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Health moderated the call. She is also a member of the Anti-racism and Health Equity Workgroup.

 

Peer learning calls are informal and are designed to facilitate group discussion among all participants. These calls are not recorded; in person participation is encouraged. Presentation slides are below for those who were unable to attend.

 

View the Powerpoint Slides:

Mary’s presentation

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Uniting Research & Practice: Opportunities to Engage with Safe States and SAVIR

Overview:

Like peanut butter and jelly, IVP research and practice go together nicely. We have asked Injury and Violence Professionals – both practitioners and researchers to share their work and experience along with highlighting how their work can (or has) bridged the gap between research and practice.

Our goal in this webinar is to demonstrate how to foster and sustain research-practice partnerships over time and help establish collaborations between Safe States and SAVIR members.

 

Presenters:

Peg Ogea-Ginsburg – Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH  – Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania 

Kevin Rix – Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania 

Ashley Lamar – JPS Health Network

 

Moderator:

Dr. Gary A. Smith – The Ohio State University

Learn more about these organizations, their members and the IVP work being done in practice and research:

Webinar

Powerpoint slides

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Anti-Racism & Health Equity Workgroup – Peer Learning Call #2

Overview:

The Safe States Anti-Racism and Health Equity Workgroup hosted this Peer Learning Call which focused on applying equity-focused and anti-racist strategies to community engagement efforts with an upstream focus on improving health outcomes among youth impacted by IVP related topic areas. Our presenter, Deja Moore, is the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education (CHSE) Program Coordinator at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Peer learning calls are informal and are designed to facilitate group discussion among all participants. These calls are not recorded; in person participation is encouraged. Presentation slides are below for those who were unable to attend.

View the Powerpoint Slides:

Deja’s presentation

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Student Showcase – April 2022

Overview:

This Student Showcase features two presentations from Safe States’ student members: Julia Burstein and Kristi Ladowski.

 

Julia Burstein is a first-year MPH student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She will be presenting on a project that utilizes GIS technology to study the relationship between income and physically accessible subway stations in New York City.

 

Kristi Ladowski is a Doctoral Student at CUNY School of Public Health and Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator at Stony Brook Trauma Center. Her presentation will be on evaluating their organization’s virtual tai chi program’s reach, effectiveness, and participant satisfaction as it’s offered in a virtual and hybrid setting indefinitely. She’ll also share lessons learned and preliminary findings from the evaluation.

 

View Powerpoint slides:

Julia’s presentation

Kristi’s presentation

 

Equity Data: Where Are the Gaps?

Overview:

Equity and data have always been important principles of injury and violence prevention. But are we truly collecting data that provides an accurate picture of equity or do we have gaps in the data collection? Only through equitable data collection can we develop tailored and culturally resonant interventions to prevent injury and violence across our communities.

The University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center recently released the “Equity Gaps in Injury and Violence Data Across Seattle, King County, Washington State, and Pacific Northwest” report. While this report is specific to the Pacific Northwest region, it has implications for other regions that are assessing whether current data collection systems are sufficient to capture data on equity.

Please join us for a presentation on Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center’s report findings followed by a facilitated discussion among participants.

Presenters:

Dr. Monica Vavilala

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics

University of Washington

Dr. Lynn Stansbury

Affiliate Assistant Professor

University of Washington

 

Continuing Education:

This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate in Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit.

Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH).

 

Training Instructions:

To complete this training, you will need to:

1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded Webinar

2. Complete the Evaluation

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Broken Systems – Reimagining the Enforcement of Traffic Safety

Overview:

For decades, injury prevention professionals have categorized prevention strategies into what has often been called the “E’s of Prevention,” with “enforcement” being a key component of those strategies. However, heightened news coverage of high-profile deaths of Black people from excessive use of police force have highlighted disparate policing and traffic stops as a public health issue. As a result, many cities are re-imagining the role of law enforcement, what behaviors should merit a traffic stop, and investing in more upstream equitable infrastructure to create safer and more just systems. Change is hard and often met with resistance. Join us on March 3 for a discussion on how to actively engage with law enforcement to collaborate on transformative change.

Presenters:

Join us for a panel discussion featuring presenters from the Safe States Annual Conference 2021 session where it began.

 

Chief Harold Medlock, Jr.
Retired Chief of Police
Fayetteville, NC Police Department

 

Ken Barone
Associate Director
Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy
University of Connecticut Department of Public Safety

 

Leah Shahum
Founder and Director
Vision Zero Network

 

Facilitator:
Ashley Lamar
Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist
JPS Health Network

Continuing Education:

This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate in Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit.

 

​Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH).

Training Instructions:

To complete this training, you will need to:

​1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded Webinar

2. Complete the Evaluation

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Tips and Tricks for Designing Engaging Virtual Meetings

Overview:

For a meeting to truly be effective in a virtual format, you can’t just do things the same way you do when you are in person. Not only do you have to compete with the potential distractions of email and other work but the methods you use to keep people engaged are different. If done correctly, virtual meetings can allow for more p​eople to ask questions, increase engagement between attendees, and even provide access to audiences that might not otherwise be able to participate. If virtual meetings a part of your job, come learn how to design and run them in ways that will help you effectively communicate your message, facilitate interaction, and keep your audience engaged.

Presenter:

Tracy Mehan

Director of Research Translation and Communication

Center for Injury Research and Policy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

 

Continuing Education:

This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate in Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit.

Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH).

Training Instructions:

To complete this training, you will need to:

1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded Webinar

2. View Powerpoint Slides

3. Complete the Evaluation

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Leveraging a Systems Thinking Approach for ACEs and Suicide Prevention in a Remote Environment – Part 2

This webinar is brought to you by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Description:

In Fall 2020, presenters introduced systems thinking as an effective approach for tackling complex issues such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and suicide, which have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the, the ACEs and Suicide Prevention in a Remote Environment (ASPIRE) team has hosted a 6-month Collaborative Learning Institute to provide multi-sector teams intensive training on two systems thinking tools that can be leveraged to build and strengthen partnerships to address shared risk and protective factors (SRPFs) for ACEs and suicide.

During this webinar, presenters will revisit the systems thinking tools introduced in webinar #1, and graduates of the Collaborative Learning Institute will share their experience and how their teams were able to leverage these tools to move forward or reimagine their ACEs and/or suicide prevention initiatives. Presenters will also highlight key considerations and lessons learned to real world application of these tools and facilitating systems thinking work in a virtual environment.

Presenters:

Becky Naumann, PhD Assistant Professor of Epidemiology UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

Kristin Hassmiller Lich, PhD Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Allison Drain, MPA, MSW Prevention Coordinator NC DHHS/NC Problem Gambling Program

Sarah Trejo, MBA Suicide Prevention Coordinator Columbia Health Services

Claire Catt, Executive Director United Way of Columbia County

Moderator:

Siarra Scott, MPH, CHES Project Manager UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine effective methods and tools for facilitating systems thinking in remote environments
  2. Understand why systems thinking approaches can be helpful for establishing or advancing collaborative partnerships
  3. Understand where to go for more resources on systems thinking approaches to strengthen injury prevention practice and research

Trauma Informed Educational Practices for Children & Adolescents Certification webinar

Overview:

Trauma informed professional development is quite popular right now, but what does it really mean to be trained well enough to create systemic change? This webinar will provide a brief overview of how North Central College’s nine credit online graduate certification in Trauma Informed Educational Practices for Children & Adolescents was designed to be a steeped in developing change agents. Two working professionals who have completed the program will describe their journey in detail, and how it has equipped them to cultivate opportunities for their workplace and community to become trauma informed. Time will be allocated for discussion at the end of the presentation.

 

Presenter:

Tammy Wynard, North Central College – Naperville, IL

Emily Engimann, Lincoln Junior High – Naperville IL

Julie Keleghan, Lincoln Junior High – Naperville, IL

 

View Powerpoint slides & Webinar recording

 

Trauma Informed Educational Practices for Children & Adolescents Certification fact sheet

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Scaling Best Practices for Youth Suicide Prevention Using Virtual Role-Play

The panelists in this webinar will discuss how and why their state agencies have chosen online role-play simulation technology from Kognito to use with educators and students as part of their suicide prevention playbook. They will talk about how this novel component works within their suicide prevention programming and how it complements more traditional approaches and resources.

 

Presenters:

Betsy Cagle, Alabama Department of Public Health

Stephanie Downey, Minnesota Department of Public Health

Kim Myers, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

 

Moderator:

Jennifer Spiegler, Kognito

 

Powerpoint slides: Safe States-Kognito presentation

 

Additional resources:

 

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention for School Staff – Stephanie Downey, Minnesota

 

​Postvention for School Staff – Kim Myers, Utah

 

​Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Betsy Cagle, Alabama

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Student Showcase – November 2020

Overview:

Getting started with systems dynamics modeling in falls prevention. We’ve all seen model projections related to COVID-19.  Systems Dynamic Modeling can help us understand how systems work and anticipate how changes will affect specific components and the overall system.  This understanding impacts policy, management, and health outcomes.  Kristi will briefly present her progress of modeling in older adult fall prevention and encourage group discussion in exploring how systems modeling can be applied to injury prevention.

Presenter:

Kristi Ladowski, MPH

Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator

Stony Brook Trauma Center

Stony Brook, New York

View Powerpoint slides

Additional Resources:

 

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Leveraging a Systems Thinking Approach for ACEs & Suicide Prevention in a Remote Environment

This webinar is brought to you by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

 

Description:

When determining how to address some of the most pressing population health outcomes such as suicide and ACEs, there is an abundance of evidence that points to utilizing a Shared Risk and Protective Factors (SRPF) approach. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the risk and protective factors for these health outcomes have been exacerbated and, moving forward, will likely require new and innovative approaches to mitigate or prevent worsened health outcomes. Systems Thinking is a well-known approach to tackling complex problems. A Systems Thinking approach can help us see connections between SRPF and a variety of outcomes that are of priority to our partners and stakeholders. During this webinar, systems thinking will be defined, and a variety of systems thinking tools will be introduced that can enable you to progress your prevention and/or response work to meet the evolving needs of your communities in times when we don’t have a blueprint. Presenters will also highlight key considerations when facilitating systems thinking work in a virtual format.

At the conclusion of the webinar, upcoming opportunities for technical assistance for those interested in applying the tools will be described.

 

Presenters:
Becky Naumann, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

Kristen Hassmiller Lich, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Jackie Campbell, ROC the Future

Vichi Jagannathan, Rural Opportunity Institute

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Shared Risk and Protective Factor approach
  • Describe a process for prioritizing SRPFs based on stakeholder priorities
  • Describe a method that can be used to examine the roles, relationships, and resources available to leverage within a system
  • Demonstrate principles for effect facilitating systems thinking application in a remotely

 

Connections Lab Webinar

Overview:

Shared risk and protective factors (SRPFs) – conditions and characteristics that have been linked to multiple health and quality-of-life outcomes – have long been explored by public health professionals. However, efforts to translate this collective knowledge into practical and upstream interventions or “SRPF approaches” have proven complex and challenging for public health practitioners and their many multi-sector partners.

 

In response, Safe States – in partnership with our members and collaborators – has worked over the last two years to develop the Connections Lab, a new suite of resources that includes:

 

-The first formal definition of a “SRPF approach.”

-A conceptual model that visualizes how and where SRPF approaches operate.

-Strategies for how to evaluate and engage partners in SRPF approaches.

-Examples of SRPF approaches being implemented in several states.

-Tools & resources for advancing your SRPF efforts and a glossary of related terms.

 

Presenters:

  • Jamila Porter, Safe States Alliance
  • Mariana Garretson, Consultant
  • Eva Bland, Safe States Alliance
  • Julie Alonso, Safe States Alliance

      

    Continuing Education:

    This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    Training Instructions

    To complete this training, you will need to:

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded Webinar
    2. View Powerpoint slides: Connecetion Lab Webinar
    3. Create your Certificate of Completion.

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Student Showcase – April 2020

    Overview:

    The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) toolkit is intended to assist public health and/or child welfare programs in their efforts to implement trauma-informed practices and approaches for schools and policy actions that could occur through the LCAP process to improve resiliency among school-age children and youth.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

    • 1. Understand California’s Local Control Accountability Plan
    • 2. Identify trauma-informed practices/approaches recommendations useful for schools
    • 3. Understand how to engage in the LCAP process to pass policy that improves resiliency among school-age children

    Presenters:

    Katey Rosenquist

    Public Health Strategist

    Office of Strategic Development and External Relations (Fusion Center)

    California Department of Public Health

    Elena Costa

    Essentials for Childhood Initiative Program Coordinator

    Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

    California Department of Public Health

     

    View Powerpoint slides

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    New Recommendations: Strategies to Address Shared Risk and Protective Factors for Driver Safety

    OVERVIEW

    Given the scarcity of resources and competing issues in the public health injury prevention and traffic safety communities, practitioners can have the biggest impact by collaboratively applying evidence-based strategies to traffic safety challenges that also address shared risk or protective factors. Safe States convened a Behavioral Health Workgroup comprised of key subject matter experts from federal, state, and local agencies, national organizations, and the research community. The Workgroup contributed to the development of recommendations for applying a shared risk and protective factors approach to reduce risky driving behavior, identifying interventions that can address risk and protective factors to prevent motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities, and utilizing data resources to measure the impact of strategies.

     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    By the end of his webinar, participants will be able to:

    1-Understand the process involved in collaborating across public health, traffic safety, and research communities

    2-Identify key recommendations for: applying the shared risk and protective factors approach to reduce risky driving behavior, identifying interventions that can address these risk and protective factors to prevent motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities, and utilizing data resources to measure the impact of these strategies

    3-Apply public health concepts to traffic safety initiatives to reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities,

    4 -Use the new recommendations to apply a shared risk and protective factors approach to driver safety initiatives, with an emphasis on implementing behavior change interventions or strategies in local communities

     

    Presenter:

    Ina I. Robinson, Safe States Alliance

     

    Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar:
    http://media.safestates.org/Strategies_to_Address_SRPF_for_Driver_Safety.mp4

     

    Continuing Education

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit. 

     

    *Complete the online evaluation which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers

     

    *Create your certificate of completion.

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Applying a Shared Risk & Protective Factor Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention — Evaluating Shared Risk and Protective Factors to Address ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse – Examples from States

    Overview

    This is Webinar #2 in a two-part series showcasing examples from states on leveraging and evaluating shared risk and protective factors to address ACEs, suicide, and opioid misue. This interactive webinar features representatives from two states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who share stories and lessons they have learned in their approach to connect work across three priority areas: ACEs, Suicide Prevention, and Opioid Misuse. This webinar provides an introduction to evaluation principles for shared risk and protective factors utilized by states and the CDC.

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  

    • Participants will learn about how different communities approached evaluation to Shared Risk and Protective Factors.
    • Participants will better understand what challenges communities experienced when embarking on evaluation efforts with Shared Risk and Protective Factors and what they have learned in this process.

     

    Presenters

     

    • Natalie Wilkens, CDC
    • Ali Maffey, Colorado
    • Deanna Ferrell, Utah
    • Allison Whitworth, Utah
    • Jennifer Woody Collins, Moderator

     

    Continuing Education

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.5 CPH Recertification Credit. 


    Training Instructions
     

    To complete this training, you will need to:  

     

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
      Recorded Webinar #2
      Webinar #2 Slides 
    2. Complete the online evaluation which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers
    3. Create your certificate of completion.          

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Applying a Shared Risk & Protective Factor Public Health Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention — Leveraging Injury Prevention Efforts to Address ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse – Examples from States

    Overview

    This is Webinar #1 in a two-part series showcasing examples from states on leveraging and evaluating shared risk and protective factors to address ACEs, suicide, and opioid misue. This interactive webinar features representatives from states and the CDC sharing stories and lessons they have learned in the in their approach to connect work across three priority areas: ACEs, Suicide Prevention, and Opioid Misuse. With a particular emphasis on efforts to address shared risk and protective factors, this webinar provides specific examples of how connections can be used to support work across multiple funding sources in the areas of programming, policy, data, surveillance, and partnerships.

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  

    • Participants will learn about Shared Risk & Protective Factors and how different communities applied and supported work in addressing them.
    • Participants will better understand what elements are needed to make working on Shared Risk & Protective Factors successful.

     

    Presenters

     

    • Natalie Wilkens, CDC
    • Travis Vendetti, Rhode Island
    • Sarah Dinklage, Rhode Island
    • Michael Bauer, New York
    • Glynnis Hunt, New York
    • Ingrid Bou-Saada, North Carolina
    • Jane Herwehe, Louisiana
    • Mariana Garretson, Moderator

     

     

    Continuing Education

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.5 CPH Recertification Credit. 


    Training Instructions
     

    To complete this training, you will need to:  

     

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
      Recorded Webinar #1
      Webinar #1 Slides 
    2. Complete the online evaluationwhich includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers
    3. Create your certificate of completion.          

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention: Develop & Test Prevention Strategies

    Overview

    This is Webinar #3 in a four-part series entitled Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.” This webinar provides a deeper dive into the Public Health Approach and Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competency #3 – The ability to to design and implement injury and/or violence prevention activities; and Core Competency #4 – The ability evaluate injury and/or violence prevention activities

     

    The series explores the topic of the Public Health Approach and how it can be applied to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention. Data shows that in 2017, the Coast Guard counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. State recreational boating safety programs are responsible for the annual implementation of more than 95% of all boating safety expenditures nationwide – including boating law enforcement, boating safety education, public access, aids to navigation and a range of other boating safety services.


    The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is committed to cultivating a boating public that is better prepared to engage in safer boating behavior, in part by assisting state boating safety agencies to become fluent in the public health approach to injury prevention. Nationally, NASBLA brings together state recreational boating safety agencies for standardization and reciprocity in public policy development, communicating strategies, coordination, information sharing, education, and training.


    NASBLA partnered with the Safe States Alliance to present the four-part webinar series on the Public Health Approach to Injury Prevention, with a focus on recreational boating injuries. The series is organized by each of the key four steps in the Public Health Approach, with relevant Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention mapped to each of these four steps. These Core Competencies can provide a road map for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally, and strengthen the field and practice of injury and violence prevention, including recreational boating injury prevention.

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  

    • Learn about the Public Health Approach and how it can be applied to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.

     

    • Learn more about Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competency #3 – The ability to design and implement injury and/or violence prevention activities and Core Competency #4 – The ability to evaluate injury and/or violence prevention programs.

     

    Presenters

     

    • Dr. Jamila Porter, Safe States Alliance
    • Joe McCullough, Alaska Office of Boating Safety
    • Kelli Toth, Alaska Office of Boating Safety

     

    Continuing Education

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.5 CPH Recertification Credit. 


    Training Instructions
     

    To complete this training, you will need to:  

     

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
      Recorded Webinar #3
      Webinar #3 SlidesWebinar #3 Resource Document
    2. Complete the online evaluation which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers
    3. Create your certificate of completion.          

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention: Defining the Problem & Identifying the Causes

    Overview

    This is Webinar #2 in a four-part series entitled Applying the Public Health Approach to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.” This webinar provides a deeper dive into the Public Health Approach and Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competency #1 – The ability to describe and explain injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem; and Core Competency #2 – The ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data. 

     

    The series explores the topic of the Public Health Approach and how it can be applied to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention. Data shows that in 2017, the Coast Guard counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. State recreational boating safety programs are responsible for the annual implementation of more than 95% of all boating safety expenditures nationwide – including boating law enforcement, boating safety education, public access, aids to navigation and a range of other boating safety services.


    The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is committed to cultivating a boating public that is better prepared to engage in safer boating behavior, in part by assisting state boating safety agencies to become fluent in the public health approach to injury prevention. Nationally, NASBLA brings together state recreational boating safety agencies for standardization and reciprocity in public policy development, communicating strategies, coordination, information sharing, education, and training.


    NASBLA partnered with the Safe States Alliance to present the four-part webinar series on the Public Health Approach to Injury Prevention, with a focus on recreational boating injuries. The series is organized by each of the key four steps in the Public Health Approach, with relevant Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention mapped to each of these four steps. These Core Competencies can provide a road map for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally, and strengthen the field and practice of injury and violence prevention, including recreational boating injury prevention.

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  

     

    Learn more about Injury and Violence Prevention Core Competency #1 – The ability to describe and explain injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem and Core Competency #2 – The ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data and how those can be applied in the disciplines of Public Health and Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.

     

    Learn about the Public Health Approach and how it can be applied to Recreational Boating Injury Prevention.

     

    Presenters

     

    • Alan Dellapenna, North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Program
    • Lt. Seth Wagner, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

     

    Continuing Education

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.5 CPH Recertification Credit. 


    Training Instructions
     

    To complete this training, you will need to:  

     

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
      Recorded Webinar #2
      Webinar #2 SlidesWebinar #2 Resource Document
    2. Complete the online evaluation which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers
    3. Create your certificate of completion.          

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Comprehensive Suicide Prevention – It’s More than a Mental Health Concern

    Overview

    In 2016, nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide. A recent report from CDC tells us that suicide rates have increased by more than 30% in half of US states between 1999 and 2016. The report also tells us that according to data from 27 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS, 2015), more than half of people who died by suicide were not known to have a mental health condition; but commonly reported relationship, substance misuse, physical health, job, money, legal or housing stress among other circumstances. To stem the tide of this growing public health problem, a national goal was set to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. Meeting this goal will require implementation of comprehensive suicide prevention strategies which relies on a public health approach that goes beyond a focus on mental health conditions alone. Suicide prevention includes everyone in communities across the public and private sectors, from government agencies, to people with lived experience, to employers, to healthcare systems and beyond.

       

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  

    • Learn the latest findings on suicide from CDC scientists, State Health Department leaders in suicide prevention, and experts on suicide among U.S. Veterans.
    • Have a better understanding of how suicide is more than just a concern in mental health and that it spans across public health, substance abuse, and injury prevention fields as well.

     

    Presenters

    • Jerry Reed, Education Development Center
    • Deborah Stone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Sheryll Brown, Private Consultant/Oklahoma State Department of Health – retired
    • Kimberly Myers, Utah Department of Human Services
    • Jeffrey Hill, Rhode Island Department of Health

     

    Continuing Education

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit. 


    Training Instructions
     

    To complete this training, you will need to:  

     

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
      Recorded Webinar
      Webinar Slides
    2. Complete the online evaluation which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers
    3. Create your certificate of completion.          

     

    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

    Walking the Line Between Public Health Messages and Lived Experience: Constructive Conversations and Unlikely Alliances

    This is Webinar #3 in a three-part series on safe infant sleep entitled “Systems for Safe Sleep: Purposefully Building Programs for Effective Public Health Partnerships.”

     

    This series explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM), a tool that helps broadly scope programs and meaningfully engage the full spectrum of partners and perspectives that are affected by an intervention. The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In Webinar #3, “Walking the Line Between Public Health Messages and Lived Experience: Constructive Conversations and Unlikely Alliances”, presenters address how safe sleep communication campaigns can cause conflict between public health and other professionals involved in infant and family health (i.e. breastfeeding advocates). Terri Miller from the Georgia Department of Health shares her story about the positive working relationship that developed between public health and maternal and child health in relation to Georgia’s Safe to Sleep Campaign. Linda Smith, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, shares her perspectives on the balance between women and baby’s need for sleep, nourishment, safety, and closeness. Jane Herwehe of the Louisiana Department of Health provides final commentary on the webinar series, connecting each presentation back to the M-SIM.

     

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand how safe sleep communications campaigns can cause conflict between public health and other professionals involved in infant and family health (i.e. breastfeeding advocates)

    – Learn how positive working relationships around safe sleep can be developed between public health and maternal and child health programs

    – Understand how components of safe sleep campaigns connect to the M-SIM

     

    Presenters

    Terri Miller, Georgia Department of Health, Injury Prevention Program

    Linda Smith, author, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine (Dayton, OH)

    Jane Herwehe, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    A Public Health Approach to Safe Sleep: Implementing and Evaluating a Multi-Level Program

    This is Webinar #2 in a three-part series on safe infant sleep entitled “Systems for Safe Sleep: Purposefully Building Programs for Effective Public Health Partnerships.”

     

    This series explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM), a tool that helps broadly scope programs and meaningfully engage the full spectrum of partners and perspectives that are affected by an intervention. The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In Webinar #2, “A Public Health Approach to Safe Sleep: Implementing and Evaluating a Multi-Level Program,” presenters discuss Tennessee’s approach to safe sleep and provide ideas on how to apply their approach at the community level. Tennessee has had a great deal of success with its safe infant sleep programming, and has worked with hospitals, parents, providers, and the business community to implement a multi-faceted prevention campaign that has shown positive results. Importantly, these results are known because each arm of the program has included an evaluation that captures what and how the work was done, as well as its impact.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand how Tennessee’s has worked with hospitals, parents, providers, and the business community to implement a multi-faceted prevention campaign that has shown positive results to promote safe infant sleep

    – Learn methods for evaluating a multi-faceted safe infant sleep campaign program to demonstrate its impact

     

    Presenters

    Rachel Heitmann, Tennessee Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Detection

    April Kincaid, Tennessee Department of Health, Child Fatality Review

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Systematically Assessing Safe Infant Sleep Interventions Using the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)

    This is Webinar #1 in a three-part series on safe infant sleep entitled “Systems for Safe Sleep: Purposefully Building Programs for Effective Public Health Partnerships.”

     

    This series explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM), a tool that helps broadly scope programs and meaningfully engage the full spectrum of partners and perspectives that are affected by an intervention. The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In Webinar #1, “Systematically Assessing Safe Infant Sleep Interventions Using the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)”, participants will learn about the M-SIM, a tool developed by Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. The M-SIM is used for assessing feasibility, relevance, challenges and opportunities, as well as for generating stakeholder-informed question strategies that can facilitate effective and thoughtful public health program design. Dr. Fowler provides an overview of the M-SIM, Merissa Yellman of Synergy America, Inc./CDC discusses a community safe sleep program analysis using the M-SIM, and Jane Herwehe shares how the tool is being used in the Louisiana Office of Public Health/Bureau of Family Health’s safe sleep work.

     

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Learn about the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)

    – Understand how the M-SIM can be used to assess feasibility, relevance, challenges and opportunities, and to generate stakeholder-informed question that can facilitate effective and thoughtful public health program design

    – Understand how to apply the M-SIM tool to design and inform evaluation of safe sleep programs.

     

    Presenters

    Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University

    Merissa Yellman, Synergy America, Inc./CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

    Jane Herwehe, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Improving Your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice: How the Core Competencies Can Work for You

    This is Webinar #1 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Gain an understanding of how the core competencies can help you to develop professionally and improve your IVP work

    – Learn about and be able to explain the common competencies used in unintentional and intentional injury prevention

    – Understand how the competencies cross-link injury and violence prevention to the broader practice of public health and the delivery of essential public health services in any program area or setting

    – Understand the relevance of core competencies within the context of the history of injury and violence prevention through the stories of experienced professionals

    – Understand the organization, purpose and key content of each session in this webinar series
    Presenters

    Shelli Stephens-Stidham, Director of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, Dallas, TX

    Tom Songer, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Mary Ann Contreras, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, TX

    Kristen Lindemer, Program Coordinator, Safe States Alliance, Atlanta, GA

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Telling the Story of Injury and Violence Prevention

    This is Webinar #2 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand IVP Core Competency #1: Gain the ability to explain the importance and significance of injury prevention to the public’s health.

     

    – Enhance your competency in explaining the importance/significance of injury and violence, including:

    * Identify creative ways to explain the burden of injury and violence, and the importance of IVP to the public’s health

    * Give the “big picture” story of injury prevention—what it is, why it’s important

    * Use data to make the case

    * Use stories to make the case

    * Gain recognition of your program

     

    – Learn about key resources for explaining the burden and importance of IVP

     

    Presenters

    Carolyn Fowler, Director of Leadership Development and Healthy Work Environment Special Projects, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Alan Dellapenna, Director, North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Program

    Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Prevention Institute  

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Finding, Understanding and Using Injury and Violence Data

    This is Webinar #3 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand IVP Core Competency #2: Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data.

     

    – Enhance your competency in understanding and using IVP data, including:

    * Overview of and how to access key injury and violence data sources

    * How to develop data use agreements

    * Interpreting injury and violence data – key considerations/insights

    * Unique ways to present data

     

    – Learn about key resources for accessing, interpreting and using injury and violence data

     

    Presenters

    Carol Runyan, Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (PIPER), Colorado School of Public Health

    Scott Proescholdbell, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

    Anna Fondario, Epidemiology Manager, Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Creating, Implementing and Evaluating Injury Prevention Interventions

    This is Webinar #4 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand IVP Core Competency #3: Ability to design and implement injury and/or violence prevention activities.

     

    – Enhance your competency in IVP program design, implementation and evaluation, including:

    * Identify and explain the roles of national, state and local level agencies and organizations that can serve as resources for prevention efforts

    * Explain the role and benefits of collaboration in prevention efforts

    * For a given injury or violence problem, choose and justify an intervention based on 1) relevant data, 2) characteristics of the intended audience, 3) a conceptual model or theory (e.g. social ecological model, stages of change, etc.) and 4) evidence related to “best practice”

     

    – Understand IVP Core Competency #4: Ability to evaluate injury and/or violence prevention activities

     

    – Enhance your competency in IVP program evaluation, including:

    * Understand how evaluation should be integrated into intervention design and implementation

     

     

    Presenters

    Jamila Porter, Director of Programs and Evaluation, Safe States Alliance

    Lindsey Myers, Branch Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

    Jarrod Hindman, Deputy Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Leading, Managing and Inspiring: How the Core Competencies Can Benefit Your Program

    This is Webinar #5 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand IVP Core Competency # 5: Ability to build and manage an injury and/or violence prevention program

     

    – Enhance your competency in building and managing an IVP program, including:

    * Describe how to establish and maintain an advisory group to assist with the development and monitoring of goals for IVP within a population (e.g. a community, a state, among children, among Latinos, etc.)

    * Develop a long-range plan for IVP and identify issues that may impact program goals, implementation, and sustainability

    * Identify key funding sources for IVP activities

    * Develop a plan for hiring, supervising and promoting the professional development of staffDescribe ways that IVP can be integrated into other programs and identify common barriers to integration.

    * Understand how to leverage program success to further program growth.

     

     

    Presenters

    Steve Davidson, Georgia Division of Public Health

    Lisa Dawson, Program Director, Georgia Division of Public Health

    Mark Kinde, Injury & Violence Prevention Director, Minnesota Department of Public Health

     

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Communicating Competently to Create Change: The Power of Partnerships, Policy and the Press

    This is Webinar #6 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

     

    In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

     

    Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

     

    This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

    – Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

    – Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar, participants will:

    – Understand IVP Core Competency #6: Ability to disseminate information related to injury and/or violence prevention to the community, other professionals, key policy makers and leaders through diverse communication networks

     

    – Build competency in IVP information dissemination, including:

    * Identifying and differentiating the components and methods of designing and delivering effective messages for different audience

    * Serving as a resource to the public, media and policy makers when appropriate and be able to provide referrals to other resources.

     

    – Understand Core Competency #7: Ability to stimulate change related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education.

     

    – Build competency in IVP policy, enforcement, advocacy, and education, including:

    * Describing the differences between policy, education, lobbying and advocacy as tools to stimulate change in the community

    * Identifying gaps in policies, laws, regulations and enforcement that, if addressed, could reduce injury and/or violence in the community

     

    Presenters

    Jennifer Woody, Regional Network Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

     

    Lara B. McKenzie, Principal Investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor, College of Public Health at The Ohio State University

     

    Shannon Frattaroli, Faculty Directory, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Safety Takes Synergy: Lessons & Successes from the Pedestrian Injury Prevention Action Team Program

    Overview

    Decreasing pedestrian injuries and fatalities requires strong partnerships between a variety of state and local agencies. Developed by the Safe States Alliance and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Pedestrian Injury Prevention Action Team Program was designed to enhance statewide pedestrian safety efforts by helping practitioners strengthen partnerships and align efforts between those working in a variety of fields, including public health, transportation, planning, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This self-study will present lessons and successes from the program and give examples from two states.

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:    

    — Learn about lessons and successes from the program (documented in an impact evaluation report from the Safe States Alliance)

     

    — Understand how Action Team members from two states have used multidisciplinary collaborations they’ve created through the program to successfully advance pedestrian safety initiatives across their respective states

     

    — Learn how to engage partners across a variety of disciplines to achieve shared goals and ensure that pedestrian safety efforts are meaningful and impactful.

     

    Presenters

    • Jamila Porter, Safe States Alliance
    • Officer Robert McCool, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
    • Lloyd Jordison, Madison County Health Department (KY)
    • Mia Patriarca, Rhode Island Department of Health
    • Bari Freeman, Bike Newport

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part 2: Solutions & Strategies for Preventing/Reducing Opioid Overdose

    Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part 2: Solutions and Strategies for Preventing and Reducing Opioid Overdose is based on portions of the 2016-2017 Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Training Academy, which focused on opioid overdose. Offered by the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the IPOP is an opportunity for injury and violence prevention practitioners and their partners to learn information and skills for strategically influencing policies, environments, and systems to prevent and reduce injury and violence. This 1.5 hour self-study is Part 2 and focuses on solutions and strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdose.

     

    The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance, the Southwestern and Southeastern Regional Network Coordinating Organization, and the IPRC at UNC. To learn more about IPOP, please click here: http://unc.live/2dzEEpN

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:

    — Understand effective policy strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdoses

    — Understand effective opioid overdose prevention program strategies

     

    Presenters

    — J Corey Davis, senior attorney, National Health Law Program, and Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law

     

    — Cameron McNamee, Director of Policy and Communications, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

     

    — Dana Quesinberry, Program Manager, Kentucky Drug Overdose Program

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part I: The Basics of Opioid Overdose

    “Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part I: The Basics of Opioid Overdose” is an online self-study based on portions of the 2016-2017 Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Training Academy, which focused on opioid overdose. Offered by the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, the IPOP is an opportunity for injury and violence prevention practitioners and their partners to learn information and skills for strategically influencing policies, environments, and systems to prevent and reduce injury and violence. This 1.0 hour self-study is Part 1 and focuses on the basics of the opioid overdose epidemic.
    The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance, the Southwestern and Southeastern Regional Network Coordinating Organization, and the IPRC at UNC. To learn more about IPOP, please click here: http://unc.live/2dzEEpN

     

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:    

    — Understand the changing landscape of opioid overdose

    — Understand the rise and current burden of this public health epidemic

    — Be able to describe different governmental, nonprofit, and advocacy groups involved in this complex issue


    Presenter

    — Joann Yoon Kang, Lead for Policy and Partnerships, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance (ISW8)

    Since 2001, the Safe States Alliance – a national professional association of injury and violence prevention professionals – has convened multidisciplinary groups of experts to recommend improvements to important injury surveillance practices. Its eighth group of experts, known as the Injury Surveillance Workgroup 8 (ISW8), were convened to develop recommendations for improving pedestrian injury surveillance efforts.

     

    With support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the ISW8 has developed a consensus report – titled Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance – that includes 10 recommendations for improving pedestrian injury surveillance, including more comprehensive conceptual and operational definitions and strategies for enhancing pedestrian injury data collection and analysis. The report is designed to provide practitioners – particularly state traffic safety professionals and state and local public health injury prevention professionals – with recommendations for improving pedestrian injury data collection, analysis, and reporting.

     

    During the webinar, participants will:
    — Learn about 10 new consensus recommendations for improving pedestrian injury data collection, analysis, and reporting; and

    — Obtain insights regarding methods, approaches, and data sources that can be used to enhance pedestrian injury surveillance.

     

    Webinar panelists:

    — Offer Grembek, PhD (ISW Chair), Co-Director at the University of California/Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

    — Michael Bauer, MS, Section Chief of Epidemiology and Surveillance at the New York State Department of Health

    — Shenée Bryan, MPH, MPA, Director of Programs and Evaluation at the Research and Evaluation Group

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Managing Complexity in Public Health: An Approach to Adaptive & Collaborative Learning – ARCHIVED

    The Managing Complexity in Public Health: An Approach to Adaptive & Collaborative Learning self-study discusses and demonstrates how adaptive and collaborative learning can help peers and colleagues to respond to complex issues and situations often encountered in public health. The self-study provides an overview of adaptive and collaborative learning, discusses differences between technical and adaptive challenges and approaches, and then describes and provides a simulated demonstration of how an adaptive, collaborative learning approach can be applied through a specific and structured small group process.

     

    This 1.0 hour self-study training is comprised of eight short modules, two practitioner testimonials, and multiple resources, including:

    -Introduction

    -Overview of Adaptive & Collaborative Learning

    -Action Learning Process

    -Action Learning Demo – Problem Identification

    -Action Learning Demo – Fly on the Wall

    -Action Learning Demo – Program Holder Reflection

    -Action Learning Demo – Group Reflection

    -Key Take Aways & Resources

     

     

    This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credits.
    The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance and CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

     

     

    Learning Objectives:

    As a result of participating in this self-study training, you will:

    — Learn about adaptive and collaborative learning

    — Understand the differences between technical and adaptive challenges

    — Understand the key steps of a small group process that applies adaptive, collaborative learning strategies

    — Learn how adaptive, collaborative learning can help peers/colleagues to think reflectively and reflexively about a problem or issue, ask thoughtful questions, help reframe a problem, and challenge taken-for-granted assumptions

     

    Presenters

    L. Shakiyla Smith, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

    Demonstration actors from CDC/NCIPC: Ted Castellanos, Jamie Mells, Sally Thigpen, and Natalie Wilkins

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Nurturing Our Children: State & Local Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment

    The presentations in this webinar were included in a well-received session during the 2016 Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting in April in Albuquerque, NM.

     

    This webinar will provide an overview of child maltreatment in the U.S. and explore how state and local programs are helping protect children and families from the risks associated with child maltreatment. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

     

     – Increase awareness of child maltreatment in the U.S.

    – Identify key information for local health departments and communities to use when deciding what evidence-based child maltreatment intervention to implement.

    – Understand the barriers and facilitators to implementing different evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs.

    – Understand how Colorado is implementing the four Essentials for Childhood goals developed by the CDC, including strategies at the community and societal level of the social ecology, to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children.

    – Learn how to engage critical partners to collaborate on strategies to achieve the four goals.

    – Learn how Colorado has navigated these challenges in program implementation, leveraged relationships, and focused on strategies to succeed.

     

    Presenters:

    Giorgianna Venetis, MPA, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

    Margaret Carr, BS, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    Cure Violence & the Movement to Treat Violence as a Health Problem

    This webinar is based on the highly-rated closing general session presented during the 2016 Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting in April in Albuquerque, NM.

     

    Despite the enormous toll of violence in the United States as measured in injury, suffering, and death, violence is not generally seen as a health issue. The movement to treat violence as a health problem is fundamentally changing the way violence is viewed and resourced. This movement, which includes the Cure Violence program, advocates for (1) enacting social and behavioral campaigns to reduce violence; (2) using the comprehensive healthcare system as a point of intervention to interrupt the spread of violence; and (3) developing public health and epidemiology tools for community-based violence prevention programs. 

     

    This webinar will address why violence is a health problem, how health leaders play an integral role in solving all forms of violence, and we can work across sectors to address violence.

     

    Presenter: 
    Shannon Cosgrove, MHA, Director of Health Policy, Cure Violence

     

    Learning objectives of webinar:

    – Understand why violence is a health problem – a contagious epidemic that is transmitted across syndromes.

    – Learn how violence, like other contagions, can be interrupted through programs such as Cure Violence and through a health systems approach.

    – Learn about a framework for violence prevention action, including how to activate leaders locally to transform the perceptions and response to violence.

    – Learn about new areas of program innovation for Cure Violence.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Injury and Violence Prevention: Gaining Momentum in 2016

    The Safe States Alliance and the South to Southwest Injury Prevention Network present an inspiring webinar about why the work we do in injury and violence prevention is important, relevant, and exciting. Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned veteran, this is a great opportunity to find inspiration and motivation for your work. 

     

    Our speaker, Dr. David Hemenway, Professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, and author of the book, While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention, provides an in-depth overview of how the public health science behind injury prevention has enabled our field to accomplish great things in the past, and help us understand the possibilities for the future. This important presentation will help ground your work in a broader context, and help you understand the wider field of injury prevention.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Innovative Initiatives: Finalists & Winners

    The Safe States Alliance Innovative Initiatives Program & Annual Award is a project designed to provide members of the Safe States Alliance with opportunities to celebrate and showcase the successes of their injury and violence prevention programs. An “innovative initiative” is defined as a unique and creative program or activity that has the potential to substantially decrease injuries and violence in a state, city, or community.

     

    Through the Innovative Initiatives program, Safe States members can:

    • Educate legislators, decision-makers, and the general public about the value of injury and violence prevention programs;
    • Demonstrate how their resources have been well-invested and well-utilized;
    • Serve as encouraging and inspiring examples to other states and communities; and
    • Illustrate that injury and violence prevention programs are not only beneficial, but essential.

     

    “Innovative Initiative of the Year” Award

    Annually, Safe States Alliance members are invited to submit “innovative initiatives” that have been implemented by or in conjunction with their organizations and/or programs. Four finalists are selected from the submissions entered, and one finalist is selected by a vote of the full membership of Safe States to receive the “Innovative Initiative of the Year” Award. Nominated programs must be members of Safe States.

     

    The link to this program will take the user to the Innovative Initiatives Program webpage, which includes:

    — the Award Winners and Finalists since 2010

    — Recording of the annal Innovative Initiatives webinar since 2010

    — Presentations from the annual Innovative Initiatives Award Winners and Finalists since 2010

     

     

    ICD-10-CM Overview & Injury Matrices

    In anticipation of the launch of ICD-10-CM coding for use in medical records, the Core VIPP and Safe States presented this webinar in 2013. The webinar provides the viewer with both an overview of the basic structure of the ICD-10-CM with a specific emphasis on the injury chapters and an introduction to the recommended injury coding matrices.

     

    The learning objectives for this webinar include:

    *ICD-10-CM Structure

    * ICD-10-CM Injury Chapters

    * ICD-10-CM External Cause of Injury Matrix

    * ICD-10-CM Injury Diagnosis Matrix

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Taking Steps to Prevent Pedestrian Injuries: New Tools and Resources Webinar

    Over 4,000 people in the United States die each year from pedestrian-related injuries. This one-hour webinar highlights resources created by national organizations to advance pedestrian injury prevention and safety. Representatives from America Walks, the National Complete Streets Coalition, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and the Safe States Alliance share recently developed tools, resources, and initiatives related to pedestrian injury prevention.

     

    During the webinar, the Safe States Alliance also launched its Pedestrian Injury Prevention Portal, which will serve as a hub for connecting users to existing pedestrian injury prevention tools and resources. The training will allow you to:

    * 1. Identify leading national organizations involved in pedestrian injury prevention and safety.

    * 2. Describe new tools, resources, and initiatives that have been recently developed by national organizations related to pedestrian injury prevention and safety.

    * 3. Launch the Safe States Alliance’s Pedestrian Injury Prevention Portal to locate tools and resources for pedestrian injury prevention efforts.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Public Health, Transportation & Land Use: Institutionalizing Partnerships & Practices

    A powerful connection exists between community health and transportation and land use decisions. These decisions impact many critical issues, including safety, physical activity, environmental quality, equity, and accessibility. Professionals from all fields are embracing strategic partnerships to ensure that health is fully integrated into transportation and land use policies. However, to guarantee the long-term sustainability of these partnerships, public health agencies must institutionalize the ways in which they collaborate, both internally and with partner organizations.

     

    This two-part workshop will provide examples of how state and local public health departments can facilitate successful and enduring partnerships with transportation and land use agencies. During Part I,hear from diverse presenters and be introduced to new resources that can help professionals forge and sustain cross-agency partnerships. During Part II, listen to roundtable discussions that identify strategies for creating strong, lasting partnerships between public health, transportation, and land use agencies.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Smart Growth & Community Design Part 1: Preventing Injury & Chronic Disease via Smart Growth Policy

    This webinar is the first in a two-part Smart Growth & Community Design series that focuses on the relationship between injury and chronic disease prevention, Smart Growth, and community design.

     

    During this webinar, participants learn about Smart Growth policies and the proactive steps that public health practitioners can take to influence transportation and land-use decisions. Participants also learn additional strategies they can use to ensure that public health is a primary consideration in community design. The featured speaker is Mary Lee, a practicing attorney and expert on housing, land-use, and community economic development. Ms. Lee is the Associate Director for PolicyLink, a non-profit national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity.

     

    Smart Growth & Community Design Part 2: Practical Approaches

    This webinar is the second in a two-part Smart Growth & Community Design series that focuses on the relationship between injury and chronic disease prevention, Smart Growth, and community design.

    This webcast focuses on the relationship between injury and chronic disease prevention, Smart Growth, and community design. During this webcast, participants learned practical strategies they can use to better collaborate with transportation/land-use planners to implement Smart Growth and community design initiatives. Participants also learned methods they can use to influence transportation/land-use decisions and ensure that public health is a primary consideration in community design.

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention with Maternal & Child Health Programs

    The theme for three 2009 ASTHO, NACCHO, and Safe States Alliance webcasts is “Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention“. The three webinars are Webinar 1: Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention with Maternal and Child Health Programs: Strategies, Resources, & Opportunities; Webinar 2: Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention with Healthy Aging Initiatives: Experiences & Opportunities; Webinar 3: Integrating Injury & Chronic Disease Prevention: Successes, Challenges, & Lessons Learned.

     

    Webinar 1 describes a variety of programs that exemplify injury/violence prevention (IVP) and maternal and child health (MCH) program integration efforts being implemented at national, state, and local levels. Speakers describe their experiences with cross-program integration, provide strategies on how to successfully integrate programs, and highlight opportunities to initiate integration efforts that meet the program goals of IVP and MCH professionals alike.

    Using Logic Models in Planning & Evaluation

    Thoroughly understanding one’s program is central to program planning and evaluation. Logic models can and should be a helpful tool, but too often, dogmatic or overly complicated approaches to developing logic models undermine their utility. This webinar presents a straightforward approach to creating logic models, recapturing their added value as a tool. Course content defines the basic components of logic models, provides some insights on when to include or exclude these terms from models, and applies teaching points to some simple cases. It also demonstrate how a decent, yet simple logic model helps guide key questions in planning and evaluation.

    Policies to Prevent Bullying in School

    The theme for the 2010 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Policy Approaches to Injury & Violence Prevention.” The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Policies to Prevent Bullying in Schools; Webinar 2: Policies to Promote Injury-Free, Livable Communities; Webinar 3: State & National Policies to Promote Motor Vehicle Safety; Webinar 4: Policy Approaches to Injury Prevention:  Successes, Strategies, & the ASTHO Presidential Challenge.

     

    Webinar 1 focuses on bullying. Bullying has long been a serious and complex public health problem. Given the recent increase in media attention to bullying incidents and tragedies nationwide, the need for policies that appropriately and effectively address bullying in schools has become increasingly apparent. This webcast features presentations by professionals and advocates who are actively involved in shaping anti-bullying policies. During this webcast, speakers discuss their experiences with anti-bullying legislation (including legislation related to cyberbullying), describe the process needed to get such policies enacted, and provide insights on how state and local public health professionals can get more involved in the development and implementation of these policies.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

    The theme for the 2011 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Special Topics in Violence Prevention.”

     

    Gang-related youth violence is a complex public health problem that can be addressed by using innovative, prevention-focused strategies and strong, collaborative partnerships. Acknowledging the impact of firearms on the lethality of gang-related violence, it is critical to explore the public health role in supporting primary and secondary prevention efforts to minimize violence-related firearm deaths and injuries that continue to disproportionately affect youth. This webcast features presentations by professionals and experts that are actively implementing programs in their states and communities to prevent gang-related violence. During this webcast, speakers address the national burden of firearm-related injuries among youth, describe programs currently being implemented to prevent gang-related violence and enhance youth empowerment, and provide insights on how to address the challenges of delivering effective violence prevention programs that utilize a public health approach.

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Using Policy to Prevent Teen Dating Violence; Webinar 2: Exploring the Intersection: Enhancing Active Living through Violence Prevention; Webinar 3: Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Exploring the Intersection: Enhancing Active Living through Violence Prevention

    The theme for the 2011 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Special Topics in Violence Prevention.”

     

    Violence and the fear of violence can have far-reaching negative consequences and undermine efforts to improve the health and safety of communities. Perceptions of areas as being violent or unsafe may often prevent adults and children from engaging in a host of healthy activities — ranging from walking to schools and workplaces to utilizing parks and recreational areas. As a result, this lack of physical activity can be a substantial factor in the onset of chronic disease. Research has linked several chronic health conditions to a lack of physical activity, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Violence only serves to exacerbate these conditions as it is a significant barrier that keeps individuals from leading healthy, active lives. Preventing violence is an imperative step in promoting safe and healthy communities and in minimizing the burden of disease. Both violence and chronic disease can be prevented by using a collaborative public health approach.

     

    This webcast will feature presentations that will discuss the unique intersection between chronic disease and violence and provide examples of efforts that successfully address both issues. By utilizing innovative approaches and strategies, public health practitioners and other stakeholders at local, state, and national levels can help communities across the country benefit from integrated efforts to prevent violence and increase active living.

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Using Policy to Prevent Teen Dating Violence; Webinar 2: Exploring the Intersection: Enhancing Active Living through Violence Prevention; Webinar 3: Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Using Policy to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

    The theme for the 2011 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Special Topics in Violence Prevention.”

     

    Abuse in dating relationships among adolescents is a serious public health problem of growing concern. Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to do poorly in school, engage in substance abuse, and attempt suicide. To effectively address teen dating violence, policies must be implemented to empower and protect adolescents, as well as provide support to families, schools, and others that can assist teens. Public health professionals can play a critical role in addressing teen dating violence by engaging policymakers, building strong partnerships and coalitions, and advocating for comprehensive policies that emphasize education and prevention.

     

    During this webinar, participants learn about existing state policies that universally address teen dating violence, the components of enacted policies, the various roles that state and local entities play in implementing these policies, and how public health professionals can build support for the adoption and enactment of policies through coalitions and collaborations with diverse partners.

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Using Policy to Prevent Teen Dating Violence; Webinar 2: Exploring the Intersection: Enhancing Active Living through Violence Prevention; Webinar 3: Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Policy Approaches to Injury Prevention: Successes & Strategies

    The theme for the 2010 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Policy Approaches to Injury & Violence Prevention.” The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Policies to Prevent Bullying in Schools; Webinar 2: Policies to Promote Injury-Free, Livable Communities; Webinar 3: State & National Policies to Promote Motor Vehicle Safety; Webinar 4: Policy Approaches to Injury Prevention:  Successes, Strategies, & the ASTHO Presidential Challenge.

     

    Webinar 4 features three key leaders who are actively involved in national efforts to develop and support injury and violence prevention policies. The webcast offers valuable information about ASTHO’s 2009-2010 Presidential Challenge, which is designed to inspire state health officials to “study the data, assess their state, and consider adopting at least one policy strategy that could lessen the burden of preventable injury and death in their home state.” Participants also learned about past and present policy successes, as well as strategies for furthering these efforts in a variety of injury and violence prevention areas. Finally, participants were provided with updates from NCIPC regarding ongoing policy development activities being spearheaded by states and communities across the country.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Policies to Promote Injury-Free, Livable Communities

    The theme for the 2010 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Policy Approaches to Injury & Violence Prevention.” The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Policies to Prevent Bullying in Schools; Webinar 2: Policies to Promote Injury-Free, Livable Communities; Webinar 3: State & National Policies to Promote Motor Vehicle Safety; Webinar 4: Policy Approaches to Injury Prevention:  Successes, Strategies, & the ASTHO Presidential Challenge.

     

    Webinar 2 focuses on injury-free, livable communities. This webcast features presentations by professionals who are actively involved in shaping state and local policies to promote Smart Growth principles that can prevent injuries, increase physical activity, and enhance the overall safety of communities. During this webcast, speakers discuss their experiences with the development and passage of policies related to pedestrian and bike safety, Complete Streets, and improved community design. Speakers also convey practical “lessons learnedÓ and will also provide their perspectives on how to better work with planners, stakeholders, and other agencies to successfully develop and implement policy changes.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Preparing for Core Funding Series: Evaluation for Impact

    The webinar series Preparing for Core Funding will identify and address questions of states interested in applying for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) funding (2016) to support core activities of state health department injury prevention programs.

     

    The goals of the series include:

    * Provide a venue for peer-to-peer information sharing;

    * Provide information on the elements needed to be a successful state injury prevention program;

    * Provide information and tools that can help build any needed capacity in advance of the funding announcement’s release; and

    * Respond to evolving needs of the injury prevention community as new information comes to light about the funding announcement.

     

    The five webinars in the series are: * Webinar 1: Overview of the Core Program: Getting Familiar with the Basics * Webinar 2: Building Capacity Before you Have Funding * Webinar 3: Epidemiology and Surveillance Capacity * Webinar 4: State Plans and Injury Community Planning Groups * Webinar 5: Evaluation for Impact

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    State of the States: 2011 Report Findings

    The State of the States: 2011 Report highlights results from the Safe States Alliance 2011 State of the States survey, the only national assessment of capacity among state public health injury and violence prevention programs in the United States. The survey provided essential information based on the five core components identified by the Safe States Alliance as critical to the development, growth, and sustainability of innovative and effective state IVP programs. They included: * Building a solid infrastructure; * Collecting and analyzing data; * Designing, implementing, and evaluating programs; * Providing technical support and training; and * Affecting public policy. This webinar conveyed: * Key findings from the 2011 report, including the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about the structure, organization, people, resources, and work of state injury and violence prevention programs; and * Comparisons to trended data from the 2005, 2007, and 2009 surveys in order to highlight changes and achievements accomplished by state injury and violence prevention programs over time.

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Safe States Policy Call – February 2013

    The purpose of the Safe States Policy call is to provide an update on: * the current federal fiscal environment and potential implications for federal funding for IVP programs; * gun violence prevention; and * Safe States education and advocacy efforts.

    Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury & Violence Prevention Programs

    The theme for the ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance 2012 webinar series is “Using Communication and Media to Prevent Injuries & Violence.”

    Effective communication plays an important role in the development and sustainability of public health policies and practices. Communication and media advocacy strategies can be used to influence health behaviors, as well as foster public and political support for policy and environmental level changes that can positively impact population health outcomes. This webcast will feature insights from health communication experts that will describe how injury and violence prevention professionals can strengthen their media relations skills, improve their message framing, and work more effectively with news and media outlets to garner more attention for their efforts.

     

    During this webcast participants will:

    Learn effective strategies for building relationships with news and media outlets;

    Learn how to better communicate public health messages and effectively use a variety of message framing techniques; and

    Learn key strategies that can be used to successfully garner media attention to promote injury and violence prevention messages.

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, Webinar 2: #Prevention: How State and Local Health Departments Can Capitalize on Social Media, Webinar 3: Evaluating Web-Based Public Health and Public Awareness Campaigns

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    #Prevention: How State and Local Health Departments Can Capitalize on Social Media

    The theme for the 2012 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Using Communication and Media to Prevent Injuries & Violence.”

    This is the second of the three-part webinar series. Web- and mobile-based media platforms can help public health practitioners communicate personalized and targeted health messages, particularly among populations that rely on wireless technologies to interact and exchange information. By leveraging social media channels, state and local public health agencies have opportunities to use these innovative technologies to publicly communicate messages that are accurate, actionable, and science-based. However, while these opportunities exist, public health professionals are still determining best practices for effectively utilizing social media to communicate with decision-makers and the public.

     

    This webcast will highlight three organizations that have been studying and utilizing social media to strategically and successfully engage and communicate with the public. During this webcast, participants will:

    Learn ways public health agencies have used social media platforms;

    Understand benefits and challenges of using social media; and

    Gain new ideas for reaching decision-makers, partners, and members of the public using social media technologies.

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, Webinar 2: #Prevention: How State and Local Health Departments Can Capitalize on Social Media, Webinar 3: Evaluating Web-Based Public Health and Public Awareness Campaigns

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Evaluating Web-Based Public Health and Public Awareness Campaigns

    The theme for the 2012 ASTHO, NACCHO, & Safe States Alliance webcast series is “Using Communication and Media to Prevent Injuries & Violence.”

    This is the third webinar in the three-part series. Evaluating public health interventions is a necessary step in determining health improvement. Results from robust evaluations assist public health professionals in identifying the links between program inputs, activities, and outcomes to guide improvement and drive behavior change. The same is true for web-based and multimedia public health campaigns, especially as they are becoming increasingly more common. Evaluating the effects of exposure to public awareness campaigns helps understand how these programs can supplement evidence-based programs, or serve as a standalone strategy for engaging target audiences.

     

    Highlighting examples from public awareness campaigns and web-based social media projects, this webcast will:

    • Describe methods for evaluation and measurement
    • Learn how public health agencies have engaged communities and stakeholders through web-based and social media platforms
    • Discuss the development and outcomes of public health campaigns in the context of promoting mental health, and preventing child abuse and neglect;
    • Review methods for collecting data during social media events (e.g., live Twitter chats)

     

    The three webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Making the Front Page: Using Media Strategies to Promote Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, Webinar 2: #Prevention: How State and Local Health Departments Can Capitalize on Social Media, Webinar 3: Evaluating Web-Based Public Health and Public Awareness Campaigns

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Broadening the Context for Injury & Violence Prevention: A Cliff Analogy and a Gardener’s Tale

    Part 1 of this two-part webinar series on Injury, Violence, Health Equity & Social Justice.

     

    An Introduction to Health Equity & Social Justice

    Prevention Institute staff Lisa Fujie Parks, MPH, opened the webinar with a brief introduction to health equity and social justice and their importance to public health practice, including injury and violence prevention. Prevention Institute encourages community health and health equity by facilitating a deeper collective understanding of how root causes — such as racism and poverty — shape community environments and norms which, in turn, influence outcomes for health, safety, and health equity. To learn more, download the Prevention Institute’s fact sheet, Links Between Violence and Health Equity.

    Broadening the Context for Injury and Violence Prevention: A Cliff Analogy and a Gardener’s Tale

    Featured speaker, Dr. Camara Jones, discussed the interconnections between health interventions, the social determinants of health, health inequity, and the mechanisms by which systems of structured inequity affect populations. Through the lens of the injury and violence prevention goals outlined by Healthy People 2020, Dr. Jones discussed how racism adversely impacts health outcomes and unfairly advantages or disadvantages specific individuals and communities. Using her celebrated article Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale as a foundation, she offered perspectives on the relationships between race, ethnicity, social class, and health.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Health Equity & Social Justice: Changing the Narrative to Prevent Injuries & Violence

    Part 2 of this two-part webinar series on Injury, Violence, Health Equity & Social Justice.

    The second webinar in the 2014-2015 ASTHO-NACCHO-Safe States webinar series examined the social and political systems that generate health inequities, and showed how a local health department is working on these inequities through programs relevant to injury and violence prevention.

    The Politics of Health Inequity: Public Narrative and Social Justice

    Richard Hofrichter, PhD explored how racism and class exploitation are fundamental causes of health inequity, and how the dominant public narrative obscures imbalances in political power and serves to limit public health-driven solutions to programs and services instead of widespread social changes.

    Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: The Alameda County Public Health Department

    Katherine Schaff, MPH discussed why the Alameda County Public Health Department (Oakland, CA) is focused on social inequities and health equity, how it promotes health equity through a comprehensive community-centered local policy agenda, and what it took to get there. She provided an overview of ACPHD’s work, including its Place Matters local policy initiative and other concrete examples of working on underlying social inequities.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Safe States Alliance & CDC Framing Training

    Reframing the public’s understanding of injury and violence prevention requires professionals in the field to develop messages that are consistent, coordinated, and engaging. Safe States Alliance members, in particular, are integral to the successful communication of these messages to both policy makers and the general public. “Adding Power to Our Voices: A Framing Guide for Communicating About Injury” was developed by NCIPC’s Health Communication Science Office (HCSO) in collaboration with ICF Macro and with input from injury prevention professionals from across the country. The Framing Guide contains practical information and tools that can be used to develop coordinated communications that resonate with any audience. Safe States Alliance and CDC co-hosted an online, interactive two-hour training session based upon the Framing Guide to ensure that Safe States Alliance members have a full understanding of how to frame injury issues and how to utilize these message development tools.

     

    Facilitated by Adrienne Dealy of IFC Macro, the training will allow you to:

    *Understand the value of coordinated communications related to injury issues; and

    *Understand the concept of framing and how to use the “full potential” frame in their strategic communications efforts.

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Introduction to phConnect: A Public Health Networking Website

    To help foster collaboration on violence and injury prevention, CDC’s Division of Injury Response (DIR) has developed several phConnect on-line collaboration web sites. phConnect is an online collaboration tool built to support geographically dispersed professionals working in the field of public health, including Violence and Injury Prevention. phConnect provides an environment for collaborative work and professional networking. By joining phConnect, you will be connected to people representing a variety of national, state, tribal and territorial agencies and organizations engaged in shaping the future of violence and injury prevention strategies. You can connect, learn, share expertise, solve problems, and take advantage of innovative new approaches through a variety of established Violence and Injury Prevention communities created to address specific violence and injury related topics.

     

    This webinar is designed to provide those interested in violence and injury prevention an overview on how to use phConnect, how to establish their own communities, and introduce the Violence and Injury Prevention Exchange.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

    Preventing Teen Dating Violence: Policies & Programs in Action

    Dating violence is a serious public health issue that impacts millions of teens across the United States. Dating violence can begin early in adolescence, and can encompass physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and rape. This webcast provides information about ongoing programs and policies being implemented to effectively address teen dating violence at the national, state, and local levels. Presenters also provide strategies for how strengthen teen dating violence programs and policies within a variety of states and communities.

     

    Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Policy Evaluation Series: Webinar 2 — Violence Prevention

    During part two of this three-part webinar series on policy evaluation, you will hear from presenters that are evaluating policies related to violence prevention. Presenters will discuss the methodology and challenges of policy evaluation, as well as what they hope to achieve as part of the evaluation process.

     

    Webinars in this series are: Webinar 1: Policy Evaluation: Prescription Drug Use Webinar 2: Policy Evaluation: Violence Prevention Webinar 3: Policy Evaluation: Motor Vehicle Safety

     

    The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to info@safestates.org.

    Learn Your Concussion ABCs: Addressing Concussions in School Settings

    During this webinar, CDC and Safe States Alliance present new and free resources that will help you: *Know the signs, symptoms and affects of a concussion on students K-12. *Know how to prevent and respond to concussions in school. *Explore school-wide approaches to addressing concussion. *Learn ways to support individual students returning to school after a concussion.