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Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities

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  1. Identify and explain the roles of national, state and local level agencies and organizations that can serve as resources for prevention efforts.
  2. Explain the role and benefits of collaboration in prevention efforts.
  3. Identify types/examples of current and potential stakeholders/partners and their current prevention activities.
  4. Describe how to identify and prioritize injury and violence problems.
  5. Describe how to locate and evaluate the best sources of information (or "evidence") available on which to base intervention decisions.
  6. Describe various levels where prevention activities can be focused (e.g. individual, institutional, community, public policy).
  7. Demonstrate the use of a conceptual model (e.g. Haddon Matrix, social ecological model, etc.) for identifying intervention opportunities.
  8. Provide examples of interventions that use education/behavior change, legislation/enforcement and technology/engineering to prevent injuries and/or violence. Describe how they can work together to create a comprehensive program.
  9. 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."
  10. Design an implementation plan, to include a description of the intended audience, goals and objectives, proposed activities, evaluation component, timeline and resources.
  11. Describe and understand how cultural, socio-economical, political, and physical environment factors may influence a prevention effort.

Topic: General Resources

Title Focus* Type
Preventing Violence: A Primer IVP Publication
Setting Standards to Advance Injury and Violence Prevention in Local Health Departments IVP Publication, Webinar
Systems Thinking for Injury & Violence Prevention IVP Course
The Spectrum of Prevention - Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Injury Prevention IVP Publication, Tool
*IVP or Cross-Cutting

Topic: Evidence-based approach to prevention

Title Focus* Type
A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based Programs Cross-cutting Course
CDC’s Veto Violence: Understanding Evidence IVP Course, Webinar
Developing an Action Plan Cross-cutting Course
Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series Cross-cutting Course
IVP Evidence Series IVP Webinar
Injury Prevention: What Works? A Summary of Cost-outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs (2014) IVP Publication, Tool, Website
Project Planning Cross-cutting Course
Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Using Evidence-based Strategies in Your Violence Prevention Efforts IVP Tool, Website
*IVP or Cross-Cutting

Topic: Health Equity

Title Focus* Type
A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease Cross-cutting, IVP Publication
Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential Cross-cutting Course
Communities Taking Action: Profile of Health Equity Cross-cutting, IVP Tool
Equity and Empowerment Lens: A Tool to Create Equitable Policies and Programs Cross-cutting Webinar
Health Equity & IVP Webinar Series IVP Webinar
Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health Cross-cutting, IVP Publication
Roots of Health Inequity Cross-cutting Course
*IVP or Cross-Cutting

Topic: S.M.A.R.T Objectives/Logic Models

Title Focus* Type
Focus Groups for Injury Prevention: A Primer IVP Publication, Webinar
Injury Prevention Inventory: A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources IVP Website
Learning to Love Your Logic Model Cross-cutting Publication, Webinar
Logic Models and Outcome Measurement IVP Course, Publication
S.M.A.R.T. Objectives & Integrating Program Planning and Evaluation Using Logic Models IVP Webinar
The Hexagon Tool Cross-cutting Publication, Tool, Webinar
Tools for Community Engagement in Injury Prevention IVP Publication
*IVP or Cross-CuttingReturn to Top of Page