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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Leadership, Policy, Program design/implementation
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure” is a three-part webinar series. The three webinars are Part 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention; Part 2: Highlighting Public Health Contributions to Violence Prevention at the Local, State, and National Levels; and Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders


This webinar is Part 3: Preventing Violence is Critical to Our Nation’s Health: A Facilitated Discussion with Public Health Leaders. This webinar showcases violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. This session will feature a facilitated discussion and Q&A with recognized public health leaders at local, state, and national levels about the significance of addressing violence prevention through public health practice, programs, and policies. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue and interact with a distinguished panel of leaders and experts about the importance of violence prevention in public health.


Featured panelists include: Dr. John Auerbach, State Health Officer, State of Massachusetts, ASTHO President Barbara Shaw, Director, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority Dr. Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC Dr. Adewale Troutman, Former Health Officer, City of Louisville (Kentucky) The discussion is facilitated by Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Prevention Institute.


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)


The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to


Time/Length: 1.5 Hours
Additional Registration Required: No
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program

Public Health:
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
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
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Leadership
Programs Planning