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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Evaluation, Program design/implementation, Research,
Unintentional Injury - Evidence-based IVP programs,
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

The Safe States Alliance and the South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network present the “Evidence Webinar Series” – a three-part series that provides practitioners with principles, case studies, and resources to help them identify, understand, and utilize the evidence necessary to implement effective injury and violence prevention programs. The three webinars in this series are Part 1: Finding the Evidence; Part 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs; and Part 3: When Your Program Lacks an Evidence Base.


This webinar is Part 1 of the series. There has been an increasing focus on implementing “evidence-based” practices and programs, which is a beneficial for the field of public health, but has become a source of concern for many injury prevention and public health practitioners. The current reality is that while resources for injury prevention have always been tight, they are getting even tighter. Consequently, without the necessary funding, it can be difficult to implement these programs with fidelity. However, given the increasing focus on accountability and the need to demonstrate measurable outcomes, implementing programs that are grounded in evidence has become more important than ever.


During Part 1 of the Evidence Webinar Series, participants will learn:

* The definition “evidence-based” programs and practices

* Ways to determine whether a practice is evidence-based

* Why evidence-based practice is important for effective injury and violence prevention

* Where to find sources for evidence-based injury and violence prevention practices/programs.


The featured presenter will be Paula Yuma, Doctoral Student and Research Methods Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Carol Runyan, Professor of Epidemiology and Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public 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)


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Time/Length: 1 Hours
Additional Registration Required: No
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities

Public Health:
Public Health Sciences Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Professionalism