CDC's "Understanding Evidence Tool" Series: Part 2 — Youth Violence Prevention

CDC's "Understanding Evidence Tool" Series: Part 2 -- Youth Violence Prevention

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Safe States Alliance
(770) 690-9000

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This is the second webinar in a two-part series on Understanding Evidence, an interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention.

This webinar, intended for youth violence prevention practitioners, provides an overview of Understanding Evidence. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decision-making process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions. In this webinar, youth violence prevention practitioners will learn how to:

* Define the multiple forms of evidence involved in evidence-based decision making
* Identify standards of rigor for best available research evidence
* Identify sources of and ways to collect best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence
* Identify key stages and characteristics of an evidence-based decision making process

This webinar also provides real-world scenarios illustrating how youth violence prevention practitioners, coalitions, and evaluators can use the tool to strengthen practice and evaluation of violence prevention strategies.

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Topics: Violence/Intentional Injury
  • Youth violence
Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Data/assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Research
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention
  • 2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
  • 3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
  • 4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
  • 9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
  • Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Programs Planning
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