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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Diversity and Culture, Evaluation, Health equity/social determinants of health, Leadership, Systems thinking
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

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


An Introduction to Health Equity & Social Justice

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

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

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


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


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

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
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

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 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
Health Policy and Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Diversity and Culture
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking