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IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship Program

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

Description:
The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship Program is a 12-month advanced learning experience for individuals promoting injury prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Building on the IHS Injury Prevention Program short courses - and the prior experiences of the participants - the Fellowship offers advanced training in community interventions, coalition building, injury epidemiology, program evaluation, presentation skills, and field work. Fellows apply this training by working on individual projects involving data collection and/or program implementation and evaluation. There are actually two Fellowship programs, the Program Development Fellowship and the Epidemiology Fellowship. The two Fellowships have a similar structure: 4 course sessions and a 2-day symposium; completion of a project that will have an impact on injuries in the community. The Epidemiology Fellowship requires a bachelor's degree, and offers graduate credit from the University of Michigan's Summer Epidemiology Institute. What do participants gain from the Fellowship? * Enhanced skills in community injury prevention: Designing a project, Promoting community involvement, Data collection and analysis, Oral and written presentations; * A knowledge of "best practices" for prevention of intentional and unintentional injuries; *Improved effectiveness and satisfaction in your injury prevention work; * Individualized learning experiences (e.g., using GPS devices); * College credits from the University of Michigan (Epidemiology Fellowship); * Completion of a project that will help reduce injuries in your community.

Age Group(s):
Adults

Site Type(s):
Other: Courses are held in both academic settings and AIAN communities

Health Indicator(s):
Injury Prevention

Service Area:
Nationwide

Keyword(s):
Advocacy, Behavioral health/behavioral change, Capacity building or empowerment, Community mobilization/organization, Environmental change, Interview and teaching strategies, Public Health intervention, School health, Scientific research, Suicide prevention, Surveillance, Teaching strategies, Violence against women

URL: http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/InjuryPrevention/index.cfm?module=Fellowship

Name: Lawrence Berger
Site or Location Name: IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship
Address:
1335 Bryn Mawr Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Email: bergerlaw@msn.com
Phone: 505-275-3153

Primary Contact Name: Lawrence Berger
Site or Location Name: IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship
Email: nancy.bill@ihs.gov
Phone: 301-443-0105