Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Evaluation, Policy, Program design/implementation, Systems thinking
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 applying systems thinking in IVP prevention programs, policies and evaluations.


The two-hour self-study training is comprised of three modules which are designed to help participants learn key concepts, skills, and strategies for understanding and applying systems thinking to IVP programs and policies. They include:

— Part 1: Why a systems approach to injury and violence prevention (IVP)

— Part 2: Four systems thinking concepts that facilitate structural understanding

— Part 3: Systems thinking tools for injury and violence prevention


The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance.  Funding for the self-study training was provided by 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: 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
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health:
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: 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
Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Professionalism
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking