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Continuing Education and Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation Information

Principle of Prevention (POP)

Principles of Prevention is an educational offering to provide community based organizations, including the Division of Violence Prevention's partners and grantees, the information and knowledge to design programs, strategies, and research based upon primary prevention, the social ecological model, and the public health approach. Because the training also references programs in existence, it exposes professionals to effective examples from which ideas can be draw and replicated.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define violence
  • Distinguish the top five violence prevention priorities for DVP
  • Distinguish between the three different types of violence prevention
  • Identify programs and strategies that adhere to the Primary Prevention Approach
  • Define the Public Health Approach and Social Ecological Model
  • Consider several scenarios to determine what level of the social ecological model is addressed and the type of violence prevention.

Target Audience:
While the primary target audiences include CDC grantees and partners, anyone interested in reducing the level of violence in our nation is invited to explore these materials. Grantees can include nonprofits and community-based organizations that have received funding support from the Centers for Disease Control. Partners, those tasked with the responsibility of preventing violence, can include violence prevention practitioners, public health practitioners, health care providers, researchers and educators.

Continuing Education:

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.6 contact hours.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1.5 Category I CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.

IACET CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

Disclosure Statement
CDC, our planners, our content experts, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

There was no commercial support for this activity. CDC does not accept commercial support.

Course Developers
The Principles of Prevention course is based upon a curriculum developed by the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Principles of Prevention (POP) was developed for the web by:

Jennifer Middlebrooks, MSW, MPH
Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC, CDC

Alex Crosby, Medical Ep Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC, CDC

Malaika Washington,
Health Education Specialist, Division of Adolescent and School Health, CDC

Chris Zahniser,
Nurse Consultant, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Melissa Byers

Support/Funding: This program was developed solely by CDC.

Technical Requirements: On the Web, the user would need a computer with an Internet connection and access the course using Internet Explorer 6 or higher; Firefox 3 or higher; or Safari 3 or higher. If using the course on CD, the user would need a computer with a CD player, only. However, to receive credits from CDC, the user would need access to the Internet.