Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Alcohol/other drugs, Policy,
Unintentional Injury - Drug overdose (including prescriptions), Poisoning,
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance; 770.690.9000

Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part 2: Solutions and Strategies for Preventing and Reducing Opioid Overdose is based on portions of the 2016-2017 Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Training Academy, which focused on opioid overdose. Offered by the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the IPOP is an opportunity for injury and violence prevention practitioners and their partners to learn information and skills for strategically influencing policies, environments, and systems to prevent and reduce injury and violence. This 1.5 hour self-study is Part 2 and focuses on solutions and strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdose.


The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance, the Southwestern and Southeastern Regional Network Coordinating Organization, and the IPRC at UNC. To learn more about IPOP, please click here:


Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:

— Understand effective policy strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdoses

— Understand effective opioid overdose prevention program strategies



— J Corey Davis, senior attorney, National Health Law Program, and Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law


— Cameron McNamee, Director of Policy and Communications, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy


— Dana Quesinberry, Program Manager, Kentucky Drug Overdose 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:
1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT 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
9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement 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: Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Programs Planning