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Self-study: Improving Your IVP Practice with Core Competencies (Webinar 5 of 6)
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Safe States Self-Study Training 


"Leading, Managing and Inspiring:

How the Core Competencies Can Benefit Your

Program "


This is Webinar #5 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 # 5: Ability to build and manage an injury and/or violence prevention program.
  • Enhance your competency in building and managing an IVP program, including:
    • Describe how to establish and maintain an advisory group to assist with the development and monitoring of goals for IVP within a population (e.g. a community, a state, among children, among Latinos, etc.)
    • Develop a long-range plan for IVP and identify issues that may impact program goals, implementation, and sustainability
    • Identify key funding sources for IVP activities
    • Develop a plan for hiring, supervising and promoting the professional development of staff
    • Describe ways that IVP can be integrated into other programs and identify common barriers to integration.
    • Understand how to leverage program success to further program growth


  • Steve Davidson, Retired, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Lisa Dawson, Program Director, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Mark Kinde, Injury & Violence Prevention Director, Minnesota Department of Public Health


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 #5
    Webinar #5 Slides            

  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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