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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Communications/Informatics, Data/assessment, Diversity and Culture, Evaluation, Health equity/social determinants of health, Leadership, Policy, Program design/implementation, Smart growth/community design, Systems thinking,
Unintentional Injury - Pedestrian injury, Playground injury,
Violence/Intentional Injury - Bullying/school violence, Gun violence, Youth violence
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

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


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


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


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


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


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

Time/Length: 1.5 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
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
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
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education
9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VI: Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics
Diversity and Culture
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking