Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part I: The Basics of Opioid Overdose

Topic(s):   Poisoning

Safe States Alliance






1.0 hour

CEU Credits: 

1.0 hour

Course Code: 



Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

7 - Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy. enforcement. advocacy and education Icon

“Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Part I: The Basics of Opioid Overdose” is an online self-study based on portions of the 2016-2017 Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Training Academy, which focused on opioid overdose. Offered by the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, the IPOP is an opportunity for injury and violence prevention practitioners and their partners to learn information and skills for strategically influencing policies, environments, and systems to prevent and reduce injury and violence. This 1.0 hour self-study is Part 1 and focuses on the basics of the opioid overdose epidemic.
The self-study training is an initiative of the Safe States Alliance, the Southwestern and Southeastern Regional Network Coordinating Organization, and the IPRC at UNC. To learn more about IPOP, please click here:


Learning Objectives

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

— Understand the changing landscape of opioid overdose

— Understand the rise and current burden of this public health epidemic

— Be able to describe different governmental, nonprofit, and advocacy groups involved in this complex issue


— Joann Yoon Kang, Lead for Policy and Partnerships, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control


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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