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

 

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 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 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

 

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

 

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 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: 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

 

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 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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Surveillance Academy 101

The NVDRS Surveillance Academy 101 online training provides practical knowledge about the NVDRS, including an overview and history of NVDRS; data sources and data collection; how the data can be accessed; and examples of how the data may be analyzed, disseminated, and used. While the NVDRS Surveillance Academy is also held as an in-person workshop, this online training provides a condensed, on-demand version to educate, inform, and equip others with knowledge and tools to use NVDRS data.

 

Objectives for the online NVDRS Surveillance Academy 101 are to:

  • Describe violence as a public health problem, and why NVDRS is a response to this problem

 

  • Define surveillance and describe suicide and homicide surveillance activities in NVDRS
    • Types of data available for surveillance of suicide-related issues
    • Highlight data systems that collect suicide-related data
    • List characteristics of and give examples from the data systems.

 

  • Describe the history, purpose, current activities of NVDRS
    • History Overview
    • Need and Purpose
    • Current Activities

 

  • Understand NVDRS data sources and elements
    • Main types of data elements in NVDRS
    • Multiple Data Source Approach
    • How data is retrieved from multiple sources
    • Circumstance Data and Narratives

 

  • Describe how to access NVDRS data
    • Overview of the RAD
      • What it is and who can access it
      • Why to access it (for research, and what other purposes/applications/uses)
      • How to begin the RAD application process
      • What’s included in the data package
      • Collaboration with CDC Scientists and/or State Scientists

 

  • Describe generally how NVDRS data can be analyzed
    • Give an overview of NVDRS data structure
    • Provide tips on setting up an analysis with NVDRS Data

 

  • Describe WISQARS as another way to access NVDRS data
    • Why access NVDRS data via WISQARS (instead of via RAD)
    • Overview of WISQARS
    • Describe some helpful features of WISQARS

 

Presenters

  • Janet Blair, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
  • Alex Crosby, CDC/NCIPC
  • Katherine Fowler, CDC/NCIPC
  • Shane Jack, CDC/NCIPC
  • James Mercy, CDC/NCIPC

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

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

Understanding Your Role in Injury & Violence Prevention Policy

Understanding Your Role in Injury & Violence Prevention Policy is an online self-study that provides an overview of public health policy and the policy process, discusses the role of state health departments in this process, and provides policy development and implementation case studies from four states. The case studies address policies about child fatality prevention, child bicycle-related head injury, and e-liquid containers, as well as the development of a state policy resource.

 

This 2.0 hour self-study training is comprised of five modules and multiple resources, including:

 

  • CDC: Policy Process and Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Colorado Case Study
  • Maryland Case Study
  • North Carolina Case Study
  • Seattle & King County (Washington) Case Study

 

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 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 2.0 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, with collaboration from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina Division of Public Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County.

 

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

— Learn about public health policy

— Understand the public health policy process

— Understand the role of state health departments in public health policy

— Learn about policy development and implementation in four states

 

 

Presenters

Alan Dellapenna, Jr, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Kate Fox, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Shannon Frattaroli, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland)

Tony Gomez, Public Health – Seattle & King County (Washington state)

Colleen Kapsimalis, Colorado Department of Health & Environment

 

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)

 

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.

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.

Self-Study Training: Effective Leadership

During this interactive, self-paced training, you will explore the historical distinctions between leadership and management and their relevance to working in today’s environment, examine the five practices and ten commitments identified in The Leadership Challenge research on extraordinary leadership, and discuss current trends affecting your work and their implications for effective leadership.

 

The training includes two modules:

* Module 1: “What Produces Results in Today’s Environment: Part 1”

* Module 2: “What Produces Results in Today’s Environment: Part 2”

 

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

* The leadership-management distinction

* Lenses/perspectives for making meaning

* How to leverage strengths

* Lessons about effective leadership

* The Leadership Challenge model

* The environment in which we lead

 

This training is facilitated by Jeffrey Cufaude of Idea Architects. Mr. Cufaude is a recognized leader in the design and facilitation of provocative learning and strategy development experiences. For more than 20 years, he has helped individuals and organizations envision greater possibilities and achieve more innovative results. He has a consistent record of accomplishment whether serving as a student affairs staff member at two major universities; the executive director of two national associations; or as a writer, thinker, and strategic consultant to others. He regularly contributes feature articles to a variety of national publications and is a monthly Contributing Columnist for Convene, the flagship publication of the Professional Convention Management Association.

Self-Study Training: Promoting Safety and Livability Through Smart Growth

During this interactive, self-paced training, you will learn strategies on how to integrate injury-specific public health goals into transportation planning and the larger Smart Growth movement. This training will also provide you with strategies to increase the capacity of injury prevention programs in order to effectively promote policies and practices that create safe, healthy, and livable communities.

 

The training includes four modules and a panel presentation:

* Module 1: “Making the Case for Injury & Violence Prevention in Smart Growth”

* Module 2: “Promoting Safe & Livable Transportation Policy”

* Module 3: “Reaching Out and Partnering”

* Module 4: “Building IVP Capacity for Safe Smart Growth”

Self-Study Training: Systems Thinking for IVP

During this online self-study training, participants will be provided with an in-depth overview of the principles and practices that are essential for successfully applying systems thinking in IVP prevention programs, policies and evaluations.

 

The two-hour self-study training is comprised of three modules which are designed to help participants learn key concepts, skills, and strategies for understanding and applying systems thinking to IVP programs and policies. They include:

— Part 1: Why a systems approach to injury and violence prevention (IVP)

— Part 2: Four systems thinking concepts that facilitate structural understanding

— Part 3: Systems thinking tools for injury and violence prevention

 

The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance.  Funding for the self-study training was provided by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Self-Study Training: Program & Policy Evaluation for IVP

During this online self-study training, participants will be provided with an in-depth overview of the principles and practices that are essential for successfully evaluating injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and policies.

 

There are five modules, which are designed to help participants learn key concepts, skills, and strategies for evaluating IVP programs and policies.  They include:

— Understanding the Importance of Evaluation

— Key Elements of Program and Policy Evaluation

— Program vs. Policy Evaluation: Similarities and Differences

— Getting Started with an Evaluation

— Applying Key Elements to an Evaluation

 

The self-study training is a joint initiative of the Safe States Alliance and the American Public Health Association (APHA).  Funding for the self-study training was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).

Self-Study Training: Injury Prevention 101

During this interactive, self-paced training, you will be introduced to key concepts, strategies, and core prevention skills essential to the practice of injury and violence prevention. 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 4.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 4.5 CPH Recertification Credits.

The training includes three modules with related application exercises and a webinar:

  • Module 1: “Understanding Injury”
  • Module 2: “Prevention Choices”
  • Module 3: “Evaluation & Best Practices”
  • Webinar: “Evaluation – What’s In It for You?”

 

 

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

 

 

Law as a Path to Health & Safety

This webinar is designed to help participants understand core concepts of public health law so that they can more effectively protect the public from intentional and unintentional injury – and avoid legal trouble. Speakers will provide fundamental principles of law and the legal system as they frame the practice of injury prevention in the United States. Additionally, the speakers will discuss potential legal and liability issues in injury prevention programming, and ways to effectively work with legal counsel.

 

By participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Characterize CDC’s Public Health Law Program and describe the services offered;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key definitions and concepts framing the relationship between U.S. law and public health practice;
  • Describe the sources of law necessary for public health practice;
  • Describe how law can be used as a tool to advance injury prevention goals on the state and local levels; and
  • Identify circumstances that require accessing the services of legal counsel.

 

Featured speakers:

  • Matthew Penn, JD, Director, CDC/OSTLTS, Public Health Law Program
  • Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, Senior Public Health Analyst, CDC/OSTLTS, Public Health Law Program
  • Susan Hardman, Public Health Analyst, CDC/NCIPC, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

 

The webinar is moderated by Chris Jones, PhD, Health Scientist at CDC/NCIPC.

Deaths Associated w/Hurricane Sandy: Oct-Nov 2012

This webinar provides information on the epidemiologic investigation of the 117 deaths associated withHurricane Sandy (2012)  It will describe the goals, methodology (using American Red Cross data), and results, including public health recommendations of the investigation. A national perspective of tracking deaths associated with disasters will also be presented.

 

Webinar Goals:

  1. Learn about the deaths associated with Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
  2. Learn about how hurricane-related drowning deaths in evacuation zones are preventable.
  3. Learn about the accuracy of American Red Cross fatality data from New York City’s perspective
  4. Learn about the CDC national perspective on disaster epidemiology.
  5. Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about disaster epidemiology within the larger community of injury prevention programs at the state, territorial, and local levels.

 

Presenters/Participants:

  • Michelle Murti, MD, Fraser Health Authority, British Columbia;
  • Renata Howland, MPH, CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellow, New York City Department of Health;
  • Amy F. Wolkin, MSPH, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC;
  • Rebecca S. Noe, MPH, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC; and
  • Jeanne Spears, RN, Volunteer Partner, Disaster Health Services, American Red Cross.

 

This webinar is sponsored by the Safe States Disaster Epidemiology Special Interest Group. This is the self-directed group with projects and activities decided by the members.

Teen Drivers & GDL Systems: New Resources & Data

Learning to drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, taking the lives of eight teens a day. CDC’s Injury Center is committed to preventing teen crashes and related deaths and injuries.

 

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, CDC released new data and several tools and resources for partners and state and local injury programs, including:

* A new study on crashes among teen drivers, scheduled for publication in MMWR

* “Parents Are The Key — a communications campaign for parents of teen drivers on how to keep their teens safe while learning to drive

* “Policy IMPACT: Teen Driver Safety — an issue brief that focuses on teen driver safety and the proven steps that can help save young drivers’ lives. It is one in a series of at-a-glance policy issue briefs that NCIPC will release focusing on unintentional injury topics and key recommendations.

Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program Webinar

This webinar provides information on effective motor vehicle injury prevention strategies in the Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program (TMVIPP), a CDC funded program in eight tribes and tribal organizations across the U.S. Each tribe will provide insights on program successes and lessons learned over a four-year funding period. The tribes and tribal organizations include: Caddo Nation, California Rural Indian Health Board, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Hopi Tribe, Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate and South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Learn what works for these tribes and tribal organizations and how to prevent motor vehicle injury in your local community.

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.

Core VIPP Year 4 State Injury Indicators and Special Emphasis Report Tools

This webinar was conducted in conjunction with the release of the Core VIPP Year 4 Injury Indicator and Special Emphasis Report tools. The webinar:

(1) Provides an overview of updates and changes to this year’s Indicators;

(2) Introduces a new quality assurance tool;

(3) Reviews the components that were distributed with each of the Special Emphasis Reports; and

(4) Provides a time for questions and answers.

 

Injury Indicators

State Injury Indicators Data Collection Guidance Document

State Injury Indicator Spreadsheets (Death, Hospitalization, ED)

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Special Emphasis Report on Traumatic Brain Injury Guidance Document

Special Emphasis Report on Traumatic Brain Injury Report Templates

Traumatic Brain Injury Spreadsheets

 

Infant and Early Childhood Injury

Special Emphasis Report on Infant and Early Childhood Injury Guidance Document

Special Emphasis Report on Infant and Early Childhood Injury Report Templates

 

The webinar was presented by Renee Johnson, RPT, MSPH, Epidemiologist with CDC/NCIPC/DARPI; and Karen Thomas, MPH, Data Manager with CDC/NCIPC/DARPI. _ The webinar was moderated by Karen Ledford, Program Consultant with the CDC NCIPC Core VIPP Team of DARPI.

Injury Outbreak Investigation In A Rural Texas City: Innovative Approaches & Lessons Learned

Local, regional, and state public health officials conducted an injury outbreak investigation following a massive fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in a rural community in Texas in April 2013. The explosion killed 15 individuals and injured over 250 individuals in the community.

 

In this webinar, epidemiologists will describe their approach in designing this investigation and identifying data sources. They will describe the characteristics of the nonfatal and fatal injuries (including an injury pyramid), the factors contributing to those injuries, and the location of the injured persons at the time of the blast (including injury maps). Innovative approaches and lessons learned will be discussed that will benefit local, state, and territorial injury programs.

 

At the end of this webinar, viewers will be able to:

1.) Identify the types of injuries to expect following a fertilizer plant explosion

2.) Identify factors contributing to those injuries

3.) Identify the unique challenges related to conducting an injury investigation

4.) Identify innovative approaches and lessons learned

5.) Participate in a dialogue about disaster epidemiology within the larger community of injury prevention programs at the state, territorial, and local levels.

 

The webinar was moderated by David Zane, Epidemiologist, from the Texas Department of State Health Services, and included presentations from Kahler Stone, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District; Hammad Akram, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District; and Bonnie Feldt, Texas Department of State Health Services.

Results of the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to the 2014 South Napa (California) Earthquake

On August 24, 2014, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in Napa County, California. Local and state public health officials responded, which included conducting a community public health assessment in the affected community. During this webinar, local and state public health officials from California will present information on that assessment, including a focus on injuries, chronic disease exacerbation, mental health, household property damage, and emergency preparedness.

 

Learning objectives of webinar:

1. To describe the objectives of the community public health assessment.

2. To describe how the assessment was planned and conducted.

3. To describe community needs and injuries following an earthquake.

 

Presenters: Jennifer Henn, PhD, Epidemiologist with Napa County Public Health Svetlana Smorodinsky , MPH, Research Scientist with California Department of Public Health Kathleen Attfield, ScD, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with California Department of Public Health Christine Dobson, ScD CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow with California Department of Public Health The webinar was moderated by David Zane, Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

This webinar was sponsored by the Disaster Epidemiology Special Interest Group. This is the self-directed group with projects and activities decided by the members. This group provides a forum for Safe States members with an interest in disaster epidemiology to:

* Express ideas

* Learn best practices

* Contribute to expert discussions with peers and colleaguess

* Stay informed about current developments

* Build a network of professional contacts in the field.

Social Media for IVP Series: Webinar 1 — Why Social Media for IVP

Safe States and CDC offered this four-part webinar series on social media for injury and violence prevention (IVP). No matter your level of experience in social media, you will find something useful for learning how it can help in your IVP efforts.

 

The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Why Social Media for IVP?; Webinar 2: Getting Started with Social Media for IVP; Webinar 3: Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP; and Webinar 4: Social Media Measurement, Analysis, and Next Steps for IVP.

 

This is Webinar 1: Why Social Media for IVP? It covers the basics, including the different types of social media, who is on various platforms, how they use them, and the differences between social media and traditional media/communication methods.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Update on Early Childhood Home Visitation Report Guidance

This webinar is hosted in preparation for disseminating the ECHV (MIECHV) Injury Special Emphasis Report Guidance Document at the Core VIPP Grantees Pre-conference Meeting in May. Participants will hear about the transition of the ECHV (MIECHV) Injury Special Emphasis Report envisioned at the time of the writing of CDC-RFA-CE11-1101 to the present vision. They are also be provided with an informational overview of the process that the Surveillance Quality Improvement (SQI) States have conducted in order to develop the ECHV (MIECHV) Report Guidance.

 

While the production of an ECHV (MIECHV) Injury Special Emphasis Report is a required function of the CDC-RFA-CE11-1101 grantees, it has utility for all states interested in producing a childhood injury report. The Special Emphasis Report Guidance will be made available to all states at the 2012 Joint Annual Meeting of the Safe States Alliance & CDC Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program.

CDC’s “Understanding Evidence Tool” Series: Webinar 2 — Youth Violence Prevention

CDC’s “Understanding Evidence Tool” webinar series is a two-part webinar series that provides an overview of Understanding Evidence, a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention.  Each webinar in this series takes a different approach to demonstrating the Understanding Evidence tool and its application. The webinars are Webinar 1: Understanding Evidence for Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, and Webinar 2: Understanding Evidence for Youth Violence Prevention.

 

This is Webinar 2 in the series. It is intended for youth violence prevention practitioners and provides an overview of Understanding Evidence, a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decision-making process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions.

 

In this webinar, youth violence prevention practitioners will learn how to:

* Define the multiple forms of evidence involved in evidence-based decision making

* Identify standards of rigor for best available research evidence

* Identify sources of and ways to collect best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence

* Identify key stages and characteristics of an evidence-based decision making process

This webinar also provides real-world scenarios illustrating how youth violence prevention practitioners, coalitions, and evaluators can use the tool to strengthen practice and evaluation of violence prevention strategies.

Social Media for IVP Series: Webinar 3 — Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP

Safe States and CDC offered this four-part webinar series on social media for injury and violence prevention (IVP). No matter your level of experience in social media, you will find something useful for learning how it can help in your IVP efforts.

 

The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Why Social Media for IVP; Webinar 2: Getting Started with Social Media for IVP; Webinar 3: Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP; and Webinar 4: Social Media Measurement, Analysis, and Next Steps for IVP.

 

This is Webinar 3: Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP. It addresses developing credible social media content, building an audience, and learning how to engage with both individuals and organizations.

Social Media for IVP Series: Webinar 2 — Getting Started with Social Media for IVP

Safe States and CDC offered this four-part webinar series on social media for injury and violence prevention (IVP). No matter your level of experience in social media, you will find something useful for learning how it can help in your IVP efforts.

 

The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Why Social Media for IVP; Webinar 2: Getting Started with Social Media for IVP; Webinar 3: Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP; and Webinar 4: Social Media Measurement, Analysis, and Next Steps for IVP.

 

This is Webinar 2: Getting Started with Social Media for IVP. It addresses choosing the right social media platform for your needs, developing your own goals and strategies, listening to online conversations, searching for topics, finding experts and partners, and other best practices to begin examining your role in social media.

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.

Injury Control Research Centers: Strengthening Partnerships

State injury programs have developed a wide range of public and private partnerships to advance injury and violence prevention and control activities, policy initiatives, and educational opportunities within the communities they serve. For many state injury and violence prevention programs, the partnerships developed with the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) has been vital in promoting injury prevention and control activities, translating research into practice and accessing technical expertise in a variety of areas.

 

This webinar will explore those relationships from the perspective of the state injury program and of the ICRC. CDC will provide an overview of their interaction and expectations for partnering with ICRCs through a Cooperative Agreement process.

Safe States Full-Member Webinar

The Safe States Alliance gathered for an all-member call to discuss the latest updates on Safe States activities and what’s happening in the injury and violence field. Topics covered include: * The “State of the States” * Evaluation Community of Practice * Workforce Development Efforts * Advocacy Updates * 2015 Safe States Annual Meeting * Q&A.

 

The learning objectives for this webinar includes the following:

1. Learn about current Safe States activities and efforts

2. Gain insight into upcoming opportunities for injury and violence professionals

3. Understand the 2015 Safe States policy agenda

Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at Local, State & National Levels

Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure” is a three-part webinar series. The three webinars are Part 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention; Part 2: Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels; and Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders

 

This webinar is Part 2: Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels. This webinar will emphasize how state and local health departments have successfully used their unique strengths to contribute to violence prevention efforts in their communities, states, and nationally. Participants have the opportunity to learn about current national, state, and local violence prevention strategies led by health departments with emphasis on youth violence and child maltreatment prevention initiatives.

 

Featured speakers include: Jim Mercy, PhD, Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rachel Davis, MSW, Managing Director, Prevention Institute Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH, Section Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, North Carolina Division of Public Health Alan J. Dellapenna, Jr. R.S., MPH, Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health Catherine Joyner, MSW, Executive Director, Child Maltreatment Prevention Leadership Team Shannon Breitzman, MA, Director, Injury, Suicide, and Violence Prevention Unit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Jarrod Hindman, MS, Program Manager, Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevention Unit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Gretchen Musicant, MPH, Commissioner, Minneapolis Department of Health Bass Zanjani, Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator, City of Minneapolis Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, M.Ed, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission Catherine Fine, MPH, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Boston Public Health Commission The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Renee Johnson, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health.

Setting Standards to Advance Injury and Violence Prevention in Local Health Departments

Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in coordinating the broader public health systemÕs efforts to address the causes of injury and violence. LHDs are well suited to unite community partners to address the causes of injury- and violence-related inequities through policy, environment, and system change.

 

In 2010, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Safe States Alliance convened 35 local, state, and national representatives to develop standards and indicators for model local health department (LHD) injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs. Setting standards for IVP in LHDs (1) increases the visibility of IVP as a public health issue, (2) increases the number of LHDs that focus on IVP, (3) increases the effectiveness of LHD IVP efforts, and (4) spurs the development of tools and resources for LHDs to effectively address the causes of injuries and violence.

 

During this webinar, participants learn about the development of the Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs and hear from state and local health departments about how IVP standards help improve their work.

National Violent Death Reporting System/NVDRS: Understanding Violent Deaths So We Can Prevent Them

The National Violent Death System (NVDRS) Special Interest Group (SIG) will be hosting its first webinar to introduce injury prevention professionals and other partners to NVDRS. About NVDRS: Tragically, more than 38,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2010. Homicide claimed another 16,000 people. We know these numbers can be lowered. To stop violent deaths, we must first understand all the facts.

 

Created in 2002, the NVDRS is a surveillance system that pulls together data on violent deaths in 18 states, including information about child maltreatment (or child abuse) fatalities, intimate partner homicides, other homicides, suicides, deaths where individuals are killed by law enforcement in the line of duty, unintentional firearm injury deaths, and deaths of undetermined intent.

 

This webinar provides:

— An overview of the CDC NVDRS and how it is currently utilized

— State examples of using NVDRS data and creating partnerships

— Example of academic and community partners using data

Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention

Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure” is a three-part webinar series. The three webinars are Part 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention; Part 2: Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels; and Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders

 

This webinar is Part 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention. From infants to the elderly, violence affects people in every stage of life. Each year, more than 50,000 violence-related deaths are reported in the United States. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.

 

This webinar series has been developed to showcase violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. The goal of this series is to highlight the importance of violence prevention as a public health priority. During the first webinar, participants have the opportunity to hear from public health leaders from across the country as they discuss the important role that public health agencies play in improving the health of communities by preventing violence. This session will:

* Emphasize violence prevention and its relationship to other public health issues

* Highlight violence prevention efforts within state and local health systems

* Describe the need for public health infrastructure and partnership engagement

 

Featured speakers include: Dr. Judy Monroe – Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC Dr. Paul Halverson – 2010 President, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Carol Moehrle – 2011 President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Dr. Georges Benjamin – Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA) Amber Williams – Executive Director, Safe States Alliance The webinar is facilitated by Dr. Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC.

Affecting Policy: The Role of Public Health

Public health policy interventions are targeted to influence systems development, organizational change, social norms, and individual behavior to promote improvement in the health of a population. Policy interventions are important and effective community and societal level strategies for improving the public’s health. This type of population based approach can also be less expensive and cost-effective. While the policy process from planning to development to implementation and evaluation should include the full engagement of multiple stakeholders, the SHD violence and injury prevention programs have a critical role to play in affecting policy interventions that prevent injury, violence, and their consequences.

 

This webinar focuses on a discussion of the role of public health in the five domains of the policy process, with in-depth discussion on the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program’s (Core VIPP) approach to affecting policy.

CDC’s “Understanding Evidence Tool” Series: Webinar 1 — Injury & Violence Prevention

CDC’s “Understanding Evidence Tool” webinar series is a two-part webinar series that provides an overview of Understanding Evidence, a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention.  Each webinar in this series takes a different approach to demonstrating the Understanding Evidence tool and its application. The webinars are Webinar 1: Understanding Evidence for Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, and Webinar 2: Understanding Evidence for Youth Violence Prevention.

 

This is Webinar 1 in the series. It is intended for state/territorial injury and violence prevention programs, and provides an overview of Understanding Evidence, a new, interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decision-making process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions.

 

In this webinar, state/territorial injury and violence prevention program staff will learn how to:

  1. Define the multiple forms of evidence involved in evidence-based decision making
  2. Identify standards of rigor for best available research evidence
  3. Identify sources of and ways to collect best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence
  4. Identify key stages and characteristics of an evidence-based decision making process

 

This webinar also provides real-world scenarios illustrating how state injury and violence prevention practitioners, coalitions, and evaluators can use the tool to strengthen practice and evaluation of violence prevention strategies

Using & Understanding Suicide Data from NVDRS

More than 38,000 people died from suicide in the United States in 2010. In any given year there are generally a third more suicides than homicides yet public perspective and media attention makes it seem that there are far more homicides. Combined with ongoing stigma, suicide deaths appear to be far removed from spotlight. Data from NVDRS has helped to turn the tide. Created in 2002, the NVDRS is a surveillance system currently in 18 states that collects data on violent deaths including details about the circumstances of the deaths. The system includes information about child maltreatment (or child abuse) fatalities, intimate partner homicides, all other homicides, suicides, deaths where individuals are killed by law enforcement in the line of duty, unintentional firearm injury deaths, and deaths of undetermined intent.

 

This webinar presents:

— An overview of the CDC NVDRS suicide prevention research

— State examples of using VDRS suicide data and creating partnerships

— An example of academic and community partners using NVDRS suicide data.

 

Presentation by Alex Crosby, CDC NVDRS Presentation by Deborah Hull-Jilly, Alaska VDRS Program Presentation by Sheryl Brown, Oklahoma VDRS Program Presentation by Robert Bossuarte, Injury Control Research Center on Suicide (University of Rochester) The webinar was moderated by Paul Bonta, National Violence Prevention Network, American College of Preventive Medicine. The NVDRS Special Interest Group is chaired by Scott Proescholdbell (North Carolina VDRS) and serves as a forum for people and partners interested in using NVDRS to prevent violent deaths.

Connecting the Dots: Understanding and Addressing the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence

“Gang violence is connected to bullying is connected to school violence is connected to intimate partner violence is connected to child abuse is connected to elder abuse… It’s all connected.” -Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Different types of violence are connected and often share the same root causes. They can also all take place under one roof, in the same community or neighborhood, at the same time, or at different stages of life. Understanding the overlapping causes of violence and the things that can protect people and communities is important, and can help us better address violence in all its forms.

 

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence” is a new resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute. This webinar highlights key content from this resource including the latest research on the connections between different forms of violence and how these connections affect communities. Lisa Millet and Adrienne Greene from Oregon’s Division of Public Health describe how they have worked strategically and creatively to prevent multiple types of violence from occurring in the first place.

 

During this webinar, participants will learn:

-What the latest research says about shared risk and protective factors across different forms of violence

-How experiencing one form of violence affects people’s risk for experiencing other forms of violence

-How to consider people’s risk and protection from multiple forms of violence within the context of their communities

-Examples of ways state health departments can address multiple forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors

 

Presenters for the webinar: Lisa Millet, MS (Oregon Health Authority) and Adrienne Greene, MPA (CDC)

Social Media for IVP Series: Webinar 4 — Social Media Measurement, Analysis and Next Steps for IVP

Safe States and CDC offered this four-part webinar series on social media for injury and violence prevention (IVP). No matter your level of experience in social media, you will find something useful for learning how it can help in your IVP efforts.

 

The four webinars in this series are Webinar 1: Why Social Media for IVP; Webinar 2: Getting Started with Social Media for IVP; Webinar 3: Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP; and Webinar 4: Social Media Measurement, Analysis, and Next Steps for IVP.

 

This is Webinar 4: Social Media Measurement, Analysis and Next Steps for IVP. It describes how to measure and analyze your social media efforts as well as discuss next steps for being an active participant on social media.

Preparing for Core Funding Series: Epidemiology and Surveillance Capacity

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

* 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

Preparing for Core Funding Series: State Plans and Injury Community Planning Groups

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

* 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

Preparing for Core Funding Series: Building Capacity Before You Have Funding

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

* 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

Evidence Webinar Series: Part 3 — When Your Program Lacks an Evidence Base

The Safe States Alliance and the South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network present the “Evidence Webinar Series” – a three-part series that provides practitioners with principles, case studies, and resources to help them identify, understand, and utilize the evidence necessary to implement effective injury and violence prevention programs. The three webinars in this series are Part 1: Finding the Evidence; Part 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs; and Part 3: When Your Program Lacks an Evidence Base.

 

This webinar is Part 3 of the series. Oftentimes a community may face an injury or violence issue for which there is not yet an evidence-based program to address it. This presentation will discuss how to go about addressing a new issues and evaluating your work. During Part 3, participants will:

* Learn about the elements of a public health approach to prevention

* Hear examples of programs that were designed by communities to address an issue where there was not yet an evidence-base

* Gain an understanding of the importance of evaluation in program design to determine if the program is achieving its goals, objectives, and outcomes.

 

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

Preparing for Core Funding Series: Overview of the Core Program: Getting Familiar with the Basics

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 to support core activities of state health department injury prevention programs. The funding announcement is tentatively scheduled to be available in spring of 2016.

 

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

* 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

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

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

WISQARS Cost of Injury Reports Enhancements: Generating Cost Estimates Using Your State-Based Data

This presentation provides a demonstration of the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Cost of Injury Reports with new enhancements. New enhancements allow the user to generate total lifetime medical and work loss cost estimates either (1) by using national data sources or (2) by entering their own case counts for geographic areas (e.g., counties) or groups of interest (e.g., hospitalized patients with traumatic brain injuries) and applying average costs from national data sources. The webinar also provides an example scenario, using unintentional motor vehicle – traffic deaths, of how to use the Cost of Injury Reports module along with the Fatal Injury Mapping module (county-level, color maps of injury death rates) to help determine a target population for injury prevention efforts and assess their cost to society at the state level.

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.

Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention with Chronic Disease Prevention

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 3 in this three-part series addresses current efforts to integrate injury and chronic disease prevention efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Kaetz Beartusk, MPH, Director, Program Integration, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Valerie Russell, MSEd, DHSc, Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention, Chronic Disease & Injury Section, North Carolina Division of Public Health Sharon Rhyne, MBA, Health Promotion Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Section, North Carolina Division of Public Health Tony Gomez, RS, Section Manager, Injury and Chronic Disease Prevention, Prevention Division, Seattle & King County Department of Public Health

Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion

Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure” is a three-part webinar series. The three webinars are Part 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention; Part 2: Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels; and Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders

 

This webinar is Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders. This webinar showcases violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. This session will feature a facilitated discussion and Q&A with recognized public health leaders at local, state, and national levels about the significance of addressing violence prevention through public health practice, programs, and policies. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue and interact with a distinguished panel of leaders and experts about the importance of violence prevention in public health.

 

Featured panelists include: Dr. John Auerbach, State Health Officer, State of Massachusetts, ASTHO President Barbara Shaw, Director, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority Dr. Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC Dr. Adewale Troutman, Former Health Officer, City of Louisville (Kentucky) The discussion is facilitated by Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Prevention Institute.

 

State & National Policies to Promote Motor Vehicle Safety

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 3 focuses on motor vehicle safety. This webcast featured key leaders who are actively involved in shaping state and national policies to promote motor vehicle safety. The webcast offered participants valuable information about existing motor vehicle-related policies, including primary seat belt laws, impaired driving laws (e.g., ignition interlock devices, DUI, sobriety checkpoints, etc.), and laws to protect teen drivers. Participants also learned resources and strategies to help them become more involved in the development and advocacy of these policies at the state and national level.

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.

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.

Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention with Health Aging Initiatives

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 2 in this three-part series addresses several different programs that exemplify injury/violence prevention and older adult/aging program integration efforts being implemented at national, state, and local levels. Speakers describe their experiences in implementing these efforts and highlight opportunities to further develop these partnerships and activities.

Evidence Webinar Series: Part 2 — Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

The Safe States Alliance and the South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network present the “Evidence Webinar Series” – a three-part series that provides practitioners with principles, case studies, and resources to help them identify, understand, and utilize the evidence necessary to implement effective injury and violence prevention programs. The three webinars in this series are Part 1: Finding the Evidence; Part 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs; and Part 3: When Your Program Lacks an Evidence Base.

 

This webinar is Part 2 of the series. Once you’ve identified an evidence-based or evidence-informed program that fits your community and has the support of key stakeholders, it’s time to turn to the next step: implementation. Implementation science is a field that looks at what goes on when research is taken into the real world. By using implementation science, both practitioners and researchers can understand what is necessary to implement programs with fidelity, which is essential for effectiveness and positive outcomes.

 

During Part 2, participants will learn:

* The elements of fidelity that are important to successful program implementation

* How to assess whether an evidence-based program is a good fit for the capacity of your organization

* Where to find resources to better understand implementation science

 

Evidence Webinar Series: Part 1 — Finding the Evidence

The Safe States Alliance and the South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network present the “Evidence Webinar Series” – a three-part series that provides practitioners with principles, case studies, and resources to help them identify, understand, and utilize the evidence necessary to implement effective injury and violence prevention programs. The three webinars in this series are Part 1: Finding the Evidence; Part 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs; and Part 3: When Your Program Lacks an Evidence Base.

 

This webinar is Part 1 of the series. There has been an increasing focus on implementing “evidence-based” practices and programs, which is a beneficial for the field of public health, but has become a source of concern for many injury prevention and public health practitioners. The current reality is that while resources for injury prevention have always been tight, they are getting even tighter. Consequently, without the necessary funding, it can be difficult to implement these programs with fidelity. However, given the increasing focus on accountability and the need to demonstrate measurable outcomes, implementing programs that are grounded in evidence has become more important than ever.

 

During Part 1 of the Evidence Webinar Series, participants will learn:

* The definition “evidence-based” programs and practices

* Ways to determine whether a practice is evidence-based

* Why evidence-based practice is important for effective injury and violence prevention

* Where to find sources for evidence-based injury and violence prevention practices/programs.

 

The featured presenter will be Paula Yuma, Doctoral Student and Research Methods Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Carol Runyan, Professor of Epidemiology and Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.

WISQARS 101: Interacting with Fatal and Nonfatal Injury Data

CDC’s WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States. Users can search, sort, and view the injury data and create reports, charts, and maps.

 

This webinar provides an interactive tour of WISQARS that will help you start using — or better use — this system in your injury and violence prevention work. The presenter also provides an overview of WISQARS newest tool: a Mobile Application that gives you fatal injury data on-the-go for selected leading causes of injury death. This dynamic, graphic injury data tool is available for free download on an Apple iPad and will be available on other platforms in the near future.

 

For more detail, see http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/mobile.html. The webinar is presented by Lee Annest, Ph.D., M.S., Chief of the Statistics, Programming, and Economics Branch in the Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The webinar was moderated by David Sullivan, Core VIPP Team Lead in the Program Integration and Evaluation Branch Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Developing S.M.A.R.T. Objectives

An important part of the program development process is defining objectives for a work plan and an evaluation plan. S.M.A.R.T. objectives offer specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound benchmarks to measure achievement of program goals. These objectives also serve as the foundation for program activities. Webinar content will describe the components of a S.M.A.R.T. objective, provide guidance on developing objectives, and provide examples.

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.

Policy Evaluation Series: Webinar 1 — Prescription Drug Use

During part one of this three-part webinar series, you will hear from presenters that are evaluating policies related to prescription drug use, violence prevention, and motor vehicle safety. 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

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

Policy Evaluation Series: Webinar 3 — Motor Vehicle Safety

During the final webinar of this three-part series, you will hear from presenters that are evaluating policies related to motor vehicle safety. 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

#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

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

Media Advocacy & Social Marketing Webinar Series: Webinar #2 — Developing & Disseminating Low-Cost Materials Based on Social Marketing Principles

This is the second of a two-part webinar series on Media Advocacy and Social Marketing.

Do you want to learn how to use the media to publicize your injury and violence prevention program? Would you like to learn how to better engage your target audience? Do you need to bring increased awareness to an injury or violence-related topic? Just use the strategies of media advocacy and social marketing to successfully advance your injury and violence prevention programs and issues!

 

Facilitated by Linda Weiner, a leading professional in the areas of public health advocacy, communication, and social marketing, the two-part webinar series include: * Webinar #1: Media Advocacy: Framing the Message, Cultivating the Media, and Generating News * Webinar #2: Developing & Disseminating Low-Cost Materials Based on Social Marketing Principles

Media Advocacy & Social Marketing Webinar Series: Webinar #1 — Framing the Message, Cultivating the Media, and Generating News

This is the first of a two-part webinar series on Media Advocacy and Social Marketing.

 

Do you want to learn how to use the media to publicize your injury and violence prevention program? Would you like to learn how to better engage your target audience? Do you need to bring increased awareness to an injury or violence-related topic? Just use the strategies of media advocacy and social marketing to successfully advance your injury and violence prevention programs and issues!

 

Facilitated by Linda Weiner, a leading professional in the areas of public health advocacy, communication, and social marketing, resources from the two-part webinar series include: * Webinar #1: Media Advocacy: Framing the Message, Cultivating the Media, and Generating News * Webinar #2: Developing & Disseminating Low-Cost Materials Based on Social Marketing Principles

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.

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.

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