Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Unintentional Injury -
Violence/Intentional Injury -
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance -; 770-690-9000


Shared risk and protective factors (SRPFs) – conditions and characteristics that have been linked to multiple health and quality-of-life outcomes – have long been explored by public health professionals. However, efforts to translate this collective knowledge into practical and upstream interventions or “SRPF approaches” have proven complex and challenging for public health practitioners and their many multi-sector partners.


In response, Safe States – in partnership with our members and collaborators – has worked over the last two years to develop the Connections Lab, a new suite of resources that includes:


-The first formal definition of a “SRPF approach.”

-A conceptual model that visualizes how and where SRPF approaches operate.

-Strategies for how to evaluate and engage partners in SRPF approaches.

-Examples of SRPF approaches being implemented in several states.

-Tools & resources for advancing your SRPF efforts and a glossary of related terms.



  • Jamila Porter, Safe States Alliance
  • Mariana Garretson, Consultant
  • Eva Bland, Safe States Alliance
  • Julie Alonso, Safe States Alliance


    Continuing Education:

    This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit.


    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)


    Training Instructions

    To complete this training, you will need to:

    1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded Webinar
    2. View Powerpoint slides: Connecetion Lab Webinar
    3. Create your Certificate of Completion.


    If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at or (770) 690-9000.

    Time/Length: 1.5 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
    CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
    CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Programs Planning
    Systems Thinking