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Training

The Indian Health Service has a comprehensive Injury Prevention Training Program that offers a variety of courses for various levels of experience.

IHS Injury Prevention courses are offered tuition-free to all Indian Health Service and direct-service Tribal personnel.

Visit Environmental Health Support Center Training for the class schedules and registration.

Upcoming Courses

Injury Prevention Training

Introduction to Injury Prevention (Level 1)

  • Description: introduces the core components of the public health approach to preventing injuries among American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Learning outcomes: interpret injury data; Identify causes of injuries; describe the process to work with injury coalitions to plan for the implementation, evaluation, marketing and advocacy of injury prevention programs
  • Target audience: tribal health board members, health directors, tribal council members, IHS environmental health personnel, and tribal injury prevention staff
  • Length: 3 or 3 1/2 days; Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Intermediate Injury Prevention (Level 2)

  • Description: reviews the basics of data interpretation, coalition building, program planning, evaluation, marketing and advocacy
  • Learning outcomes: characterize the complex causes of injury; describe strategies for coalition maintenance; demonstrate web-based data identification tools; describe basic data collection techniques; outline process and impact evaluation methods
  • Target audience: tribal health board members, health directors, tribal council members, IHS environmental health personnel, and tribal injury prevention staff who completed the Introduction to Injury Prevention course
  • Length: 3 or 3 1/2 days; Continuing Education Units: 2.0

Injury Prevention Fellowship Program

The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship Program is a 12-month advanced learning experience for individuals promoting injury prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Learn more about the Fellowship Program

Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP)

SNAP is a one day course designed as a culturally appropriate introduction to child passenger safety in tribal communities. SNAP is intended for anyone who works with families and children in tribal communities.

Learn more about SNAP