Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure Series: Part I — Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention

Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure Series: Part I -- Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention

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Safe States Alliance, CDC, NACCHO, ASTHO, & APHA
(770) 690-9000

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Webinar Series: Highlighting Violence Prevention Efforts Implemented Through Public Health Infrastructure
Part I: Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention

From infants to the elderly, violence affects people in every stage of life. Each year, more than 50,000 violence-related deaths are reported in the United States. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.

To address these issues, a quarterly webinar series has been developed to showcase violence prevention efforts implemented through public health infrastructure. The goal of this series is to highlight the importance of violence prevention as a public health priority.

During the first webinar, participants have the opportunity to hear from public health leaders from across the country as they discuss the important role that public health agencies play in improving the health of communities by preventing violence.

This session:

Emphasize violence prevention and its relationship to other public health issues;
Highlight violence prevention efforts within state and local health systems; and,
Describe the need for public health infrastructure and partnership engagement.

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Judy Monroe - Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC
Dr. Paul Halverson - 2010 President, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Carol Moehrle - 2011 President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Dr. Georges Benjamin - Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
Amber Williams - Executive Director, Safe States Alliance
The webinar is facilitated by Dr. Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC.

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Topics: Violence/Intentional Injury
  • Bullying/school violence
  • Child maltreatment
  • Elder abuse
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Suicide
  • Youth violence
Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Communications/Informatics
  • Data/assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Program design/implementation
  • Policy
  • Research
  • Smart growth/community design
  • Systems thinking
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Financial Planning and Management 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
  • 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
  • 5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC
Core Competencies: Other
  • Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
  • Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Area VI: Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Communication and Informatics
  • Programs Planning
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