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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Evaluation, Program design/implementation
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance 770-317-0328

This is Webinar #4 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.


In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.


Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.


This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

– Professionals working in IVP and/or other areas of public health

– Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development –those new to public health and/or IVP, and those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.


Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will:

– Understand IVP Core Competency #3: Ability to design and implement injury and/or violence prevention activities.


– Enhance your competency in IVP program design, implementation and evaluation, including:

* Identify and explain the roles of national, state and local level agencies and organizations that can serve as resources for prevention efforts

* Explain the role and benefits of collaboration in prevention efforts

* For a given injury or violence problem, choose and justify an intervention based on 1) relevant data, 2) characteristics of the intended audience, 3) a conceptual model or theory (e.g. social ecological model, stages of change, etc.) and 4) evidence related to “best practice”


– Understand IVP Core Competency #4: Ability to evaluate injury and/or violence prevention activities


– Enhance your competency in IVP program evaluation, including:

* Understand how evaluation should be integrated into intervention design and implementation




Jamila Porter, Director of Programs and Evaluation, Safe States Alliance

Lindsey Myers, Branch Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Jarrod Hindman, Deputy Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


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)

Time/Length: 1.5 Hours
Additional Registration Required: yes
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities

Public Health:
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: 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