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Self-study: Leveraging Injury Prevention Efforts (Webinar 1 of 2)
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Safe States Self-Study Training 


"Leveraging Injury Prevention Efforts to Address


ACEs, Suicide, and Opioid Misuse – Examples from




This is Webinar #1 in a two-part series showcasing examples from states on leveraging and evaluating shared risk and protective factors to address ACEs, suicide, and opioid misue. This interactive webinar features representatives from states and the CDC sharing stories and lessons they have learned in the in their approach to connect work across three priority areas: ACEs, Suicide Prevention, and Opioid Misuse. With a particular emphasis on efforts to address shared risk and protective factors, this webinar provides specific examples of how connections can be used to support work across multiple funding sources in the areas of programming, policy, data, surveillance, and partnerships.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Participants will learn about Shared Risk & Protective Factors and how different communities applied and supported work in addressing them.

  • Participants will better understand what elements are needed to make working on Shared Risk & Protective Factors successful.




  • Natalie Wilkens, CDC

  • Travis Vendetti, Rhode Island

  • Sarah Dinklage, Rhode Island

  • Michael Bauer, New York

  • Glynnis Hunt, New York

  • Ingrid Bou-Saada, North Carolina

  • Jane Herwehe, Louisiana

  • Mariana Garretson, Moderator



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 #1
    Webinar #1 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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