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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Communications/Informatics, Data/assessment, Evaluation, Leadership, Policy, Program design/implementation, Research, Smart growth/community design, Systems thinking,
Violence/Intentional Injury - Bullying/school violence, Child maltreatment, Elder abuse, Sexual assault/rape, Suicide, Youth violence
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance, CDC, NACCHO, ASTHO, & APHA (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 1: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention. From infants to the elderly, violence affects people in every stage of life. Each year, more than 50,000 violence-related deaths are reported in the United States. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.


This webinar series has been developed to showcase violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. The goal of this series is to highlight the importance of violence prevention as a public health priority. During the first webinar, participants have the opportunity to hear from public health leaders from across the country as they discuss the important role that public health agencies play in improving the health of communities by preventing violence. This session will:

* Emphasize violence prevention and its relationship to other public health issues

* Highlight violence prevention efforts within state and local health systems

* Describe the need for public health infrastructure and partnership engagement


Featured speakers include: Dr. Judy Monroe – Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC Dr. Paul Halverson – 2010 President, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Carol Moehrle – 2011 President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Dr. Georges Benjamin – Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA) Amber Williams – Executive Director, Safe States Alliance The webinar is facilitated by Dr. Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC.


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:
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
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
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
8. Ability to maintain and further develop COMPETENCY as an injury and/or violence prevention professional
9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC

Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
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
Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage 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
Health Policy and Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics
Diversity and Culture
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking