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Self-study: Improving Your IVP Practice with Core Competencies (Webinar 2 of 6)
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Safe States Self-Study Training 


"Telling the Story of Injury and Violence



This is Webinar #2 in a six-part series entitled “Improving your Injury and Violence Prevention Practice with the Core Competencies.” The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.

  • In this webinar series, experienced professionals in the field discuss how they use the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) to develop and advance their own skills, as well as those of staff they manage. The Core Competencies can provide a roadmap for gaining or strengthening the essential knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to grow professionally; develop, implement and evaluate IVP programs and policies; and strengthen the field and practice of IVP.

  • Webinar #1 provides the rational for this series, highlighting the ways the competencies can help participants in their work. Webinars #2-6 address Core Competencies for IVP #1-7, and core competencies #8-9 are addressed throughout each presentation.

  • This webinar series is relevant to those with a variety of experiences and/or years of service, including:

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

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this self-study training, participants will:  


  • Understand IVP Core Competency #1: Gain the ability to explain the importance and significance of injury prevention to the public’s health
  • Build competency in explaining the importance/significance of injury and violence, including:
    • Identify creative ways to explain the burden of injury and violence, and the importance of IVP to the public’s health 

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

    • Use data to make the case

    • Use stories to make the case

    • Gain recognition of your program

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


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


Continuing Education


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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.5 CPH Recertification Credit. 


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)

Training Instructions

To complete this training, you will need to:  


  1. Participate in the training by accessing the recorded webinar and additional resources:
    Recorded Webinar #2

    Webinar #2 Slides
    Resources Webinar #2

  2. Complete the online evaluation, which includes questions for you to report CPH or CHES continuing education credits for this training. Please note, you must complete this online evaluation and its CPH and/or CHES questions in order for Safe States to submit your CPH and/or CHES credits to the respective CEU providers


  3. Create your certificate of completion


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


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