There are many educational opportunities available for IP Coordinators.
ATS’s Injury Prevention Coordinator Course is geared towards establishing and developing a formal hospital based, multi-faceted injury prevention program. This 2-day course was developed by seasoned injury prevention professionals across the country and is designed to cover 14 chapters on injury and data analysis, education, program development, advocacy, promotion, and more!
The Safe States Alliance, a non-profit and professional association dedicated to the enhancement of injury and violence prevention programs, offers an online training course: Injury Prevention 101 Self-Study Training. The course is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES), and professionals whom attain a Certificate of Public Health (CPH).
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) in the Bloomberg School of Public Health offers their Injury Prevention course materials online via OpenCourseWare. They provide free access to lectures and syllabi for some of their most popular courses.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Webinars & Events Archive offers access to webinar recordings and PowerPoint slides on various health literacy and prevention topics.
In addition to educational opportunities via course offerings and training programs, data sources provide insightful information on injury and fatality patterns. Looking at your center’s trauma registry data provides extremely useful information on common injuries and accidents in your community. Additionally, below are national injury and injury-related databases:
- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System – WISQARS
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Databases
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - BRFSS
- National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data Resource Page
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System – FARS
- National EMS Information System – NEMSIS
- National Trauma Data Bank – NTDB
- National Electronic Injury Surveillance System – NEISS (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Data
- Your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles website
- Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Databases
- State Traffic Safety Information – STSI
- State Data Programs – NHTSA