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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Policy
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

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.


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to

Time/Length: 1 Hours
Additional Registration Required: no
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Programs Planning
Systems Thinking