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Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Data/assessment, Epidemiology
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance 770-317-0328

This is Webinar #3 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 #2: Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data.


– Enhance your competency in understanding and using IVP data, including:

* Overview of and how to access key injury and violence data sources

* How to develop data use agreements

* Interpreting injury and violence data – key considerations/insights

* Unique ways to present data


– Learn about key resources for accessing, interpreting and using injury and violence data



Carol Runyan, Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (PIPER), Colorado School of Public Health

Scott Proescholdbell, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Anna Fondario, Epidemiology Manager, Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program


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: no
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics