IPRC Education and Outreach Services
The Education and Outreach Unit oversees the Center's education activities including training programs and classroom courses, technical assistance and dissemination activities as well as relationships with external organizations. The unit also oversees student programs and opportunities and has recently expanded its focus to include student alumni relations.
UNC IPRC assists in providing education in a traditional classroom setting and offers continuing education opportunities for public health practitioners, medical providers, and others who are interested in learning about injury prevention. UNC IPRC also serves as the lead site for the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention (NTI). A component of NTI, PREVENT (Preventing Violence through Education, Networking and Technical Assistance) provides violence prevention training to practitioners. Through these initiatives and other training activities, UNC IPRC plays a central role in bridging the gap between research and practice and building the injury and violence prevention infrastructure.
National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention (NTI)
The National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention (NTI), is a project of the Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development (a collaboration between the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association). The purpose of NTI is to reduce mortality and morbidity from injury in the U.S. through enhancement of the training infrastructure for state, local and tribal health departments and their diverse partners.
PREVENT Child Maltreatment (CMT) Institute
This project builds on the UNC IPRC's twenty year history of leadership in conducting internationally recognized injury and violence research and developing strategies that bridge research to practice. PREVENT's CMT Institute is a training effort that aims to expand national capacity to address the primary prevention of child maltreatment. The training uses action learning techniques to enhance the ability of participants to conduct evidence-based child maltreatment interventions, assess their impacts, and continuously improve the quality of their organizations' approaches to primary prevention. Project goals are to:1) build organizational, community, state and national capacity in primary prevention of violence through effective training of child maltreatment leaders, frontline professionals, and community partners; 2) prevent injuries resulting from violence against children by developing and implementing child maltreatment prevention programs; and 3) facilitate collaboration of injury and violence prevention practitioners across disciplines, settings and types of populations served.
Injury and Violence as Public Health Problems (HBHE 725/MHCH 725/ EPID 695)
This three-credit course is offered yearly by the UNC School of Public Health with support from UNC IPRC. The course considers the causes and consequences of traumatic injury within developmental, social, and economic contexts, and dilemmas in injury research and prevention. Injuries associated with transportation, violence, the home, and occupational environments are included.
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UNC IPRC Seminar Series
The UNC IPRC Seminar Series provides an opportunity for UNC faculty, staff, students, and the community at large to learn about the latest findings from injury research and practice on and beyond the UNC campus.