Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Communications/Informatics, Data/assessment, Evaluation, Partnerships, Program design/implementation, Smart growth/community design,
Unintentional Injury - Pedestrian injury,
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance 770-690-9000


Decreasing pedestrian injuries and fatalities requires strong partnerships between a variety of state and local agencies. Developed by the Safe States Alliance and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Pedestrian Injury Prevention Action Team Program was designed to enhance statewide pedestrian safety efforts by helping practitioners strengthen partnerships and align efforts between those working in a variety of fields, including public health, transportation, planning, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This self-study will present lessons and successes from the program and give examples from two states.


Learning Objectives

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

— Learn about lessons and successes from the program (documented in an impact evaluation report from the Safe States Alliance)


— Understand how Action Team members from two states have used multidisciplinary collaborations they’ve created through the program to successfully advance pedestrian safety initiatives across their respective states


— Learn how to engage partners across a variety of disciplines to achieve shared goals and ensure that pedestrian safety efforts are meaningful and impactful.



  • Jamila Porter, Safe States Alliance
  • Officer Robert McCool, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
  • Lloyd Jordison, Madison County Health Department (KY)
  • Mia Patriarca, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Bari Freeman, Bike Newport


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: yes
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

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication 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 VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics
Programs Planning