CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Injury control videoconference to be offered over ICN
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A distance-learning telecourse on injury control
and prevention will be offered over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN)
on Thursday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at eight ICN locations across
"Getting Started in Injury Control and Violence Prevention"
will offer instruction on using a public health approach to identify injury
problems, designing interventions with an evaluation component, and implementing
these plans at the local level to respond to community needs.
The telecourse, originating from the University of North Carolina Injury
Prevention Research Center, will feature Dr. Mark Rosenberg, director of
the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, along with other experts in the field of injury
control who will serve as course instructors. The session is aimed at practitioners,
administrators, and decision-makers in health and public safety interested
in creating, strengthening, and/or integrating community-based injury control
and violence prevention programs.
In Iowa, the telecourse is being provided by the University of Iowa
Injury Prevention Research Center and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
ICN classrooms in Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Dubuque, Council Bluffs,
Des Moines, Iowa City and Bettendorf will broadcast the session. There
is no charge to attend the telecourse.
Continuing education credits are available. To register, or for more
information, contact Roger Chapman at the Iowa Department of Public Health
at (515) 281-6646 or John Lundell at the UI Injury Prevention Research
Center at (319) 335-4458.