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Format: online
CEU Credits: Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (

Safe States is excited to launch a new webinar series to provide space for deeper exploration of the recently released “” resource, a tool designed to help injury and violence prevention (IVP) organizations integrate health equity across the core components of a model IVP program. Developed for IVP professionals, funders, advocates, and diverse partners, this resource can be used to enhance and strengthen health equity leadership, partnerships, programs, and more.


This six-part webinar series will provide a space for deeper exploration of the “Building Equity into Safer States” resource, share real-life examples, and discuss the standards and indicators for a model IVP program.


October 4, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join health equity officers from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) to learn how NCIPC is incorporating health equity into their organizational structure. Officers will share NCIPC’s Diversity, Equity Belong, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEBIA) strategic plan and investments in implementation efforts.


Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE


October 16, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Next up in the series, learn about the and how they can apply to your IVP efforts. Alan Richter, co-author of the GDEIB, will share information about using this tool to advance health equity. The GDEIB is a free resource for organizations worldwide that provides a strategic planning tool, a set of actions, and measures for progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Organized into 15 categories across 4 groups, these benchmarks can apply to all sectors, sizes, and types of organizations. As referenced in “Building Equity Into Safer States,” the GDEIB can be used to build and sustain a solid, equitable, and stable infrastructure by providing actionable steps that IVP organizations can take to ensure equity is embedded in its goals, core values, leadership, and accountability.


Alan Richter
QED Consulting


Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE


Webinar 3: Building Equity Through Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination

October 23, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, presenters will share and discuss examples of initiatives that strengthen protective factors and reduce risk factors for injury and violence prevention. Participants will explore a tool that helps injury and violence prevention professionals ground resource allocation decisions in community input, scientific literature, and culturally specific strategies. Also considerations on how this tool might be adapted and adopted regularly in resource allocation decision making will be discussed.


Courtney Fultineer
Oregon Health Authority

Stephanie Pustejovsky


Learn more by viewing the presentation HERE

View the recording HERE



Webinar 4: Embedding Equity into Hospital-Based Injury and Violence Prevention Programming

November 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Hospital-based injury and violence prevention programs have a unique space within the IVP world. Given the diverse populations served, centering programs around equity are crucial to ensuring IVP programs are reaching their target audiences. Embedding Equity into Hospital-Based Injury and Violence Prevention Programming will illustrate how equity has been incorporated into each of the IVP core components at a Level 1 Trauma Center by examining data sources, community partnerships, organizational structure, and identifying challenges and barriers.

Ashley Lamar
Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist
JPS Health Network



Webinar 5: Building Equity in Firearm Injury Prevention Efforts Through Equitable Collaboration and Communication

November 13, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, participants will learn more about working with advocates and the veteran population to develop firearm messaging and policy. There will also be discussion on collaborating with various stakeholders to develop injury and violence prevention (IVP) communication and forming coalitions with firearm injury prevention stakeholders. Lessons learned will be shared related to firearm messaging and policy efforts in Texas.

Dr. Sandra McKay
University of Texas Health Science Center



Webinar 6: Training and Technical Assistance to Build Equity in Your IVP Programs

November 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Doreleena Sammons Hackett from the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) will discuss SOPHE’s health equity efforts and share information about the trainings they offer for helping public health practitioners advance health equity. Additionally, you will learn about Safe States’ upcoming trainings, technical assistance, and other learning opportunities to support you in your health equity initiatives.


  • Discuss SOPHE’s training opportunities
  • Discuss Safe States health equity training, technical assistance, and other learning opportunities
  • Review Safe States’ DEI Webpage and INformed – Online Training Center & Resource Hub



Learn more about “” and access other tools and resources to support your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts .

Time/Length: Hours
Additional Registration Required: no
Core Competencies:
CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement 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
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Leadership
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking