Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Evaluation, Policy, Program design/implementation
Format: online
CEU Credits: 2 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

During this online self-study training, participants will be provided with an in-depth overview of the principles and practices that are essential for successfully evaluating injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and policies.


There are five modules, which are designed to help participants learn key concepts, skills, and strategies for evaluating IVP programs and policies.  They include:

— Understanding the Importance of Evaluation

— Key Elements of Program and Policy Evaluation

— Program vs. Policy Evaluation: Similarities and Differences

— Getting Started with an Evaluation

— Applying Key Elements to an Evaluation


The self-study training is a joint initiative of the Safe States Alliance and the American Public Health Association (APHA).  Funding for the self-study training was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).


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: 2 Hours
Additional Registration Required: yes
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities

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
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Professionalism
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking