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Webinar: Building Capacity Before You Have Funding
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When: Wednesday, December 3
from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Contact: Safe States Alliance
(770) 690-9000

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Preparing for Core Funding Webinar Series

Webinar 2: Building Capacity Before You Have Funding

Join a panel of state representatives from across the country who can talk about their experiences with building an injury program before having Core funding.


Topics to be covered include:

  • State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) visits
  • Engaging leadership in your state
  • Elements of an injury prevention program
  • Establishing your program as the lead injury prevention agency in the state
  • Engaging with the wider injury prevention community
  • Integrating injury prevention into other programs within the health department and beyond
  • Benefits of planning for Core whether your application is successful or not
  • Examples from states who built capacity and received funding


 Featured speakers include:

  • Teresa Belew , Section Chief for the Arkansas Trauma System’s Injury and Violence Prevention Section;
  • Elisabeth Long, Washington State Department Injury and Violence Prevention Program;
  • Jennifer Martin, Suicide Prevention Project Manager for the Illinois Department of Public Health;
  • Sharon Rhyne, Deputy Section Chief for the Chronic Disease and Injury (CDI) Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH);

The webinar will be moderated by Alan Dellapenna, MPH, Head of the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.


Sponsored by the South to Southwest Injury Prevention Network and conducted in partnership with the State Directors Special Interest Group of Safe States Alliance and the regional network leaders for the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Regional Network, the Northeast and Caribbean Injury Prevention Network, the Western Pacific Injury Prevention Network, and Health and Human Services regions 7 & 8.


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