Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Alcohol/other drugs, Policy,
Unintentional Injury - Drug overdose (including prescriptions), Poisoning,
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.0 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

“Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part I: The Basics of Opioid Overdose” is an online self-study 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 (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) 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 1.0 hour self-study is Part 1 and focuses on the basics of the opioid overdose epidemic.
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 the changing landscape of opioid overdose

— Understand the rise and current burden of this public health epidemic

— Be able to describe different governmental, nonprofit, and advocacy groups involved in this complex issue


— Joann Yoon Kang, Lead for Policy and Partnerships, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control


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: 1.0 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
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

Public Health:
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area VI: Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
CPH Core Areas: Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics