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Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention


Practice with the Core Competencies


Webinar Series

The Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance is pleased to present a six part series entitled: Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.


WHEN: Six webinars held from August - December 2017 on varying Tuesdays, each from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET. Dates are August 1, August 29, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19



This webinar series will be relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service:

  • Professionals working in injury and violence prevention and/or other areas of public health
  • Individuals anywhere along the spectrum of professional development – both those new to public health and/or injury and violence prevention, as well as those who have been working for several years and want to further develop their competencies.


The Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention were developed by professionals with a long history of working in public health and injury and violence prevention (IVP) in hospital, health department, community, and academic settings. The competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally, and also strengthen the field and practice of IVP.


In this series of webinars, you will learn from experienced professionals in the field about how they use the competencies to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. In addition to personal professional development, the competencies can be used to understand what knowledge and skills are needed in the continuum of developing, implementing and evaluating IVP programs and policies.


The first webinar will provide the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars two through six will address core competencies for IVP one through seven, with core competencies eight and nine addressed throughout each presentation.


Webinar 1. August 1

Improving Your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice: How the Core Competencies Can Work for You

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of how the core competencies can help you to develop professionally and improve your IVP work

  • Learn and be able to explain the common competencies used in unintentional and intentional injury prevention

  • Understand how the competencies crosslink injury and violence prevention to the broader practice of public health and the delivery of essential public health services in any program area or setting

  • Understand the relevance of core competencies within the context of the history of injury and violence prevention through the stories of experienced professionals

  • Understand the organization, purpose and key content of each session in this webinar series


  • Shelli Stephens-Stidham, M.P.A. is the Director of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC) in Dallas, Texas.
  • Tom Songer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mary Ann Contreras RN, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager, JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Kristen Lindemer, MPH, Program Coordinator, Safe States Alliance.

Webinar Recording and Resources:


Webinar 2. August 29

Telling the Story of Injury and Violence Prevention

Learning objectives:

  • Examine core competency #1: Gain the ability to explain the importance and significance of injury prevention to the public’s health

  • Enhance your competency in explaining the importance/significance of injury and violence:

    • Learn about creative ways to explain the burden of injury and violence, and the importance of IVP to the public’s health 

      • Giving the “big picture” story of injury prevention—what it is, why it’s important

      • Using data to make the case

      • Using stories to make the case

      • Gaining recognition of your program

  • Learn about key resources for explaining the burden and importance of IVP


  • Carolyn Fowler, Ph.D, Director of Leadership Development and Healthy Work Environment Special Projects, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Alan Dellapenna, M.P.H. Director North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Program
  • Larry Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Institute  


Webinar Recording and Resources:


Webinar 3. September 26

Finding, Understanding, and Using Injury and Violence Data

Learning objectives:

  • Examine core competency #2: Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data

  • Enhance your competency in IVP data:

    • Overview of and how to access key injury and violence data sources

    • How to develop data use agreements

    • Interpreting injury and violence data – key considerations/insights

    • Unique ways to present data

  • Learn about key resources for accessing, interpreting and using injury and violence data


  • Carol Runyan, M.P.H, Ph.D, Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (PIPER) Colorado School of Public Health
  • Scott Proescholdbell, MPH, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

  • Anna Fondario, MPH, Epidemiology Manager, Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program

Webinar Recording and Resources


 Webinar 4. October 24

Creating, Implementing and Evaluating Effective Injury Prevention Interventions

Learning objectives:

  • Examine core competency # 3: Ability to design and implement injury and/or violence prevention activities.

    • Identify and explain the roles of national, state and local level agencies and organizations that can serve as resources for prevention efforts.

    • Explain the role and benefits of collaboration in prevention efforts.

    • For a given injury or violence problem, choose and justify an intervention based on 1) relevant data, 2) characteristics of the intended audience, 3) a conceptual model or theory (e.g. social ecological model, stages of change, etc.) and 4) evidence related to "best practice."

  • Examine core competency # 4: Ability to evaluate injury and/or violence prevention activities.

    • Understand how evaluation should be integrated into intervention design and implementation.



  • Jamila Porter, DrPH, MPH, Director of Programs and Evaluation, Safe States Alliance

  • Jarrod Hindman, MS, Deputy Chief Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Lindsey Myers, MPH,  Branch Chief Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Webinar Recording and Resources


Webinar 5. November 28

Leading, Managing, and Inspiring: How the Core Competencies Can Benefit Your Program

Learning objectives:

  • Examine core competency # 5: Ability to build and manage an injury and/or violence prevention program.

    • Describe how to establish and maintain an advisory group to assist with the development and monitoring of goals for injury and/or violence prevention within a population (e.g. a community, a state, among children, among Latinos, etc.).

    • Develop a long-range plan for injury and/or violence prevention and identify issues that may impact program goals, implementation, and sustainability.

    • Identify key funding sources for injury and/or violence prevention activities.

    • Develop a plan for hiring, supervising and promoting the professional development of staff. Describe ways that injury and/or violence prevention can be integrated into other programs and identify common barriers to integration.

    • Demonstrate the ability to leverage program success to further program growth.



  • Steve Davidson, MEd, Retired, Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Lisa Dawson, MPH, Program Director, Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Mark Kinde, MPH, Injury & Violence Prevention Director, Minnesota Department of Public Health


Webinar Recording and Resources


Webinar 6. December 19

Communicating Competently to Create Change: the Power of Partnerships, Policy, and the Press

Learning objectives:

  • Examine core competency # 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.

    • Identify and differentiate the components and methods of designing and delivering effective messages for different audiences.

    • Be able to serve as a resource to the public, media and policy makers when appropriate and be able to provide referrals to other resources.

  • Examine core competency # 7: Ability to stimulate change related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education.

    • Describe the differences between policy, education, lobbying and advocacy as tools to stimulate change in the community.

    • Identify gaps in policies, laws, regulations and enforcement that, if addressed, could reduce injury and/or violence in the community.


  • Jennifer Woody, MPH, Regional Network Coordinator, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services


  • Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, Principal Investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor, College of Public Health at The Ohio State University


  • Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Faculty Directory, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


 Webinar Recording and Resources



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