Table 1

Public health-based injury prevention education and courses

American Trauma SocietyDesigned for hospital-based injury prevention professionals, this 2-day course provides an overview for developing hospital-based approaches for injury and violence prevention.24
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—Summer InstituteThis 3.5-day competency-based course uses a problem-solving paradigm to introduce the principles and practice of injury prevention. Students use class lectures in behavioral, biomechanical, environmental, epidemiological, legislative, policy and community partnership approaches to injury prevention to develop a strategy for addressing a specific injury problem.25
Safe States AllianceFor additional support and guidance in injury and violence prevention, Safe States offers a suite of online tools and training. Below are links to key resources to help IVP professionals strengthen their skill set as well as inform their programs.26
  • Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention: the essential knowledge and skills widely considered necessary to work in the field of injury and violence prevention. Glossary of Injury and Violence Prevention Terms: a glossary developed by Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and Safe States to provide clarity to terms that could be ambivalent or unclear to potential readers of the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention.

  • Injury Prevention Inventory: a Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources.

  • IVP Orientation Toolkit: a free, online resource to assist IVP program managers and staff establish a foundational skill set in the IVP practice. Users can create a learning profile and take self-assessments.

  • Safe States Training Center: resource for accessing training and other learning opportunities that can raise awareness, increase knowledge and build skills for preventing injury and violence.

  • IVP, injury and violence prevention.