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Self-Study Training: Injury Prevention 101 Course
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Injury Prevention 101 Self-Study Training



During this interactive, self-paced training, you will be introduced to key concepts, strategies, and core prevention skills essential to the practice of injury and violence prevention. This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 4.5 CPH Recertification Credits. 

Training Instructions

It is preferred that you complete this training under the direction of a supervisor or director of your injury and violence prevention program.

To complete this training, you will need to:

  1. View the introductory video below.
  2. Participate in the training by viewing each of the three modules, completing the associated application exercises, and viewing the evaluation webinar below:
  3.      -  Module 1: "Understanding Injury"  (Select one scenario to complete the Module 1 Application Exercise.)
         -  Module 2: "Prevention Choices"
         -  Module 3: "Evaluation & Best Practices"
         -  Webinar:  "Evaluation - What's In It For You?"
  4. Complete the online evaluation and report CPH or CHES continuing education credits. Please note, you must complete the online continuing education credit form in order for Safe States to submit your credits to the respective providers.
  5. Create your certificate of completion.

 

 

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this self-paced training, you will:

  • Understand terminology commonly used in injury prevention;
  • Be able to describe the agent of injury;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the contribution of social and physical environmental factors to the etiology and prevention of injury;
  • Be able to use a conceptual framework (the Haddon Matrix or "Modified Phase-Factor” Matrix) to analyze an injury problem;
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify modifiable risk factors that are amenable to change;
  • Understand the importance of using theory to inform intervention choices;
  • Be able to explain the three prevention E’s:
       - Educational/health behavior change strategies;
       - Engineering/technical strategies;
       - Enforcement of laws, policies, and regulations;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the practical and ethical importance of evaluation throughout the life of injury prevention programs;
  • Have reviewed the core competencies for injury and violence prevention; and
  • Be informed of resources you can use to further develop your injury prevention competencies.

The Injury 101 Training is facilitated by Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler, PhD, MPH. Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and Director of the Baltimore County Health Department, Injury Prevention Program.  For the last 10 years, she has been Faculty Director of the Johns Hopkins Summer Institute entitled, "Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention.”  Click here for Dr. Fowler's full biography.

 

 



 

Injury Prevention 101 Introductory Video


Introductory Video Supporting Materials:

 Duration:  Two minutes, eight seconds  
   
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Module 1:  "Understanding Injury"


 Duration:  38 minutes, 43 seconds

Module 1 Supporting Materials:

 

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Module 2:  "Prevention Choices"

Module 2 Supporting Materials:

 

 Duration:  44 minutes  
   
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Module 3:  "Evaluation & Best Practices"


Module 3 Supporting Materials:

 

 Duration:  43 minutes, 50 seconds  
   
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Webinar:  "Evaluation - What's In It For You?"


Slides only; no recording available

Evaluation Webinar Supporting Materials:

Please note: this webinar recording is not available at this time.

   
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Training Wrap-Up & Continuing Education Credits

  1. Complete the online evaluation and report CPH or CHES continuing education credits. Please note, you must complete the online continuing education credit form in order for Safe States to submit your credits to the respective providers.
  2. Create your certificate of completion.



Additional Resources

 

 

This training was sponsored by the Safe States Alliance (Provider # SSP4477), a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Safe States Alliance is also an approved provider of Certificate of Public Health (CPH) Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.





 

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