National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention - Webinar 3: Policy


In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) released the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention (NAP). Based on the public health model, the NAP framework provides a vision which guides actions and explores the role of federal, state, local, public, and private partners in the prevention of childhood injury.

This four part webinar series, brought to you by the Children's Safety Network (CSN) National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center and The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will explore four of the NAP's domains: 1) Data and Surveillance, 2) Communication, 3) Policy and 4) Education. The third webinar in our series on the NAP, on November 18, 2013, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Eastern Time, will feature Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Dr. Gilchrist will provide a quick overview of the NAP and review the NAP's policy domain and its implications for local health departments. The next speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Smith, Lead Program Analyst at NACCHO will discuss Health in All Policies (HiAP) strategies that can support policy development around injury prevention. Our final speaker, Chris Gunther, Director for Violence and Behavioral Health programs at the New Orleans Health Department, will discuss local strategies, challenges and successes for addressing informing or developing policies using HiAP in their community.

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, participants will:

  • Increase understanding of the NAP and its recommendations around policy
  • Learn about Health in All Policies strategies to support policy and advocacy efforts in local communities
  • Learn about the challenges of developing effective policy and advocacy efforts
  • Learn about a specific local policy development 
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