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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 Iowa.

"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.