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Self-study: Improving Your IVP Practice with Core Competencies (Webinar 3 of 6)
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Safe States Self-Study Training 


"Finding, Understanding and Using Injury and

Violence Data"


This is Webinar #3 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 #2: Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence data
    • Build competency in understanding and using IVP data, including:
      • 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, Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (PIPER), Colorado School of Public Health
    • Scott Proescholdbell, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
    • Anna Fondario, Epidemiology Manager, Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program


    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 #3
      Webinar #3 Slides          

      Resources Webinar #3

    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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