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

Topic(s):   General IVP

Safe States Alliance






1.5 hours

CEU Credits: 

1.5 hours

Course Code: 



Safe States Alliance 770-317-0328

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 Icon

This is Webinar #6 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

After participating in this webinar, participants will:

– Understand IVP 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


– Build competency in IVP information dissemination, including:

* Identifying and differentiating the components and methods of designing and delivering effective messages for different audience

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


– Understand Core Competency #7: Ability to stimulate change related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education.


– Build competency in IVP policy, enforcement, advocacy, and education, including:

* Describing the differences between policy, education, lobbying and advocacy as tools to stimulate change in the community

* Identifying gaps in policies, laws, regulations and enforcement that, if addressed, could reduce injury and/or violence in the community



Jennifer Woody, Regional Network Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


Lara B. McKenzie, 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, Faculty Directory, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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)

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