Friday, August 3, 2012

Hi Team, I wanted to let you know about a couple of up-coming webinars.
On  Wednesday, August 8, 2012
2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
The Safe States Alliance and the South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network present the “Evidence Webinar Series” – a three-part series that will provide practitioners with principles, case studies, and resources to help them identify, understand, and utilize the evidence necessary to implement effective injury and violence prevention programs.
Part 1 of the Webinar Series: Finding the Evidence
Over the years, there has been an increasing focus on implementing “evidence-based” practices and programs, which is beneficial for the field of public health, but has become a source of concern for many injury prevention and public health practitioners. The current reality is that while resources for injury prevention have always been tight, they are getting even tighter. Consequently, without the necessary funding, it can be difficult to implement these programs with fidelity. However, given the increasing focus on accountability and the need to demonstrate measurable outcomes, implementing programs that are grounded in evidence has become more important than ever.
During Part 1 of the Evidence Webinar Series, participants will learn:
  • The definition “evidence-based” programs and practices;
  • Ways to determine whether a practice is evidence-based;
  • Why evidence-based practice is important for effective injury and violence prevention; and
  • Where to find sources for evidence-based injury and violence prevention practices/programs.
The featured speaker will be Paula Yuma, an instructor and PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Carol Runyan, Professor of Epidemiology and Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Click here to register

On August 28 from 3:00 PM ET - 4:30 PM ET. Just in time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD)...attend a free webinar to see how your organization can participate in FPAD on Sept. 22nd, learn about the CDC's new "STEADI" toolkit to assess falls risk, and explore Medicare and other funding options for falls prevention programming.
Click here to register