Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Unintentional Injury - Drowning/water-related injury,
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance -


Recent data from Florida shows that childhood drownings have significantly increased over the same time last year, all involving children 3 and under—consistent with CDC reporting that the number one cause of death of children age 4 and under is drowning. The Florida data indicates a direct tie to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and parental distraction. Today and post-pandemic, we need national action on childhood drowning. Hear from national experts on the new data, the urgent need for federal resources to respond to this crisis, and what states and national organizations are doing and could do with more resources.



  • Anthony Green, Chief Officer for Advocacy & Network, Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Scott Fahrney, Chief of Staff, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs
  • Dr. Linda Quan, Past President, Medical Staff, Seattle Children’s
  • Elizabeth “Tizzy” Bennett, Director, Com Hlth & Engagement, Seattle Children’s
  • Laurel Haxton, Specialist-Health Partnerships and Policy, YMCA of the USA


Special Guest:

  • Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23)



  • Richard Hamburg, Executive Director, 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 1.0 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: Drowning Prevention – Wading through the COVID-19 impact
  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 hour, 15 minutes 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
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
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

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for 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 Systems Thinking