Hot Topics Webinar: Reducing Injuries and Violence Through Policy

Hot Topics Webinar: Reducing Injuries and Violence Through Policy

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: August 4th, 2022

Originally posted: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Preventable injuries put a large burden on our families and communities. When public health informs policy, it gives us a tool to stop unintentional and violent injuries — from traffic, water, and/or firearms — before they happen.

The August session of Hot Topics in Practice will share lessons learned from Public Health — Seattle & King County about injury and violence prevention policy when it comes to traffic, water, and firearm safety.

During this one-hour webinar, Karyn Brownson and Tony Gomez, from the Violence and Injury Prevention Unit (VIP) at Public Health — Seattle & King County in King County, Washington, will provide a high-level overview of key policy planning, learning, and overall efforts. They will share key elements of injury and violence prevention work that other public health agencies can learn from and use as guides for their own policy efforts. This includes local, state, and federal efforts on traffic, water, and firearm safety.

Learn how one local health department uses policy in their injury and violence prevention work. Register today.

This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate a planning framework for public health policy work.
  • Understand the spectrum and steps of prevention.
  • Identify key elements of successful Washington state injury and violence prevention policies.
  • Understand how to anticipate and address racial, geographic, and other health inequities in policy work.

Air Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners

Presenters

Karyn Brownson, MSW
Community Safety Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit
Public Health — Seattle & King County

Tony Gomez, BS, RS
Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit
Public Health — Seattle & King County

Discussion Questions

  • What is the burden of violence and unintentional injury?
  • What are useful policy frameworks for public health practitioners to use in our prevention efforts?
  • Firearm-related injury data show stark inequities based on race, gender, age, geography, and socioeconomic class. Where does policy fit in the landscape of solutions?

Resources

Support

This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

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