Setting Standards to Advance Injury and Violence Prevention in Local Health Departments

Setting Standards to Advance Injury and Violence Prevention in Local Health Departments

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Safe States Alliance
(770) 690-9000

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Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in coordinating the broader public health system’s efforts to address the causes of injury and violence. LHDs are well suited to unite community partners to address the causes of injury- and violence-related inequities through policy, environment, and system change.
In 2010, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Safe States Alliance convened 35 local, state, and national representatives to develop standards and indicators for model local health department (LHD) injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs. Setting standards for IVP in LHDs (1) increases the visibility of IVP as a public health issue, (2) increases the number of LHDs that focus on IVP, (3) increases the effectiveness of LHD IVP efforts, and (4) spurs the development of tools and resources for LHDs to effectively address the causes of injuries and violence.

During this webinar, participants learn about the development of the Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs and hear from state and local health departments about how IVP standards help improve their work.

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Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Data/assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Program design/implementation
  • Policy
  • Smart growth/community design
  • Systems thinking
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention
  • 1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
  • 3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
  • 4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
  • 5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
  • 7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education
  • 8. Ability to maintain and further develop COMPETENCY as an injury and/or violence prevention professional
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • 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
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Programs Planning
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