2016 Injury Policy Opportunities Project Training Academy

INJURY POLICY OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT

The Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP) Training Academy is an opportunity for injury and violence prevention practitioners and their partners to learn information and skills for strategically influencing policies, environments, and systems to prevent and reduce injury and violence. Designed to enhance skills around policy development and analysis, the 2016-2017 IPOP will focus on opioid overdose. Part One of IPOP will include two free webinars. Participants will apply to attend Part Two of IPOP, an online webinar and three-day in person training tailored to their goals.

Part One

Join us for a free two-part webinar series this fall to learn about the changing landscape of opioid overdose, the rise of this public health epidemic, the current burden and the different governmental, nonprofit, business, and advocacy groups involved in this complex issue. Examine solutions and strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdose.  Learn more and view past presentations here!

October 17, 2016  IPOP Webinar 1: The Basics of Opioid Overdose – Slides now available!

November 16, 2016  IPOP Webinar 2: Solutions & Strategies for Preventing and Reducing Opioid Overdose Registration Open!

Part Two

Build on your knowledge from webinars 1 & 2 and apply to join the IPOP Faculty Team for a “Going Further” Webinar and 3 day Spring skills-building workshop. Come as a team or an individual and learn how to use tools to assess and document information about opioid overdose with stakeholders in your community. Develop your work over 3 months to come back for the 3-day skills-building workshop in Chapel Hill, NC. Now accepting applications, learn more!

January 26, 2017  IPOP Webinar 3: Going Further Webinar

April 11 – 13, 2017  IPOP 3 Day Skills-Building Workshop in Chapel Hill, NC

Contact

Looking for more information and/or details around the 2016 IPOP?

Please contact Jennifer Woody at jennifer.woody@dhhs.nc.gov or Eva Bland at ebland@unc.edu

Timeline

Sept 26, 2016 Application Page Opens for Going Further Webinar and Spring Workshop
Oct 17, 2016 IPOP Webinar 1: The Basics of Opioid Overdose
Nov 16, 2016 IPOP Webinar 2: Solutions & Strategies for Preventing and Reducing Opioid Overdose
Nov 30, 2016 Early-Bird Application due for Going Further Webinar and Spring Workshop
Dec 9, 2016 Applications due for Going Further Webinar and Spring Workshop
Jan 6, 2017 Participants and Teams Notified if Accepted to Going Further Webinar and Spring Workshop
Jan 26, 2017 Going Further Webinar for Selected Applicants
April 11-13, 2017 3-day Skills-Building Workshop in Chapel Hill

The Following Groups are Encouraged to Attend!

  • State &/or Local Injury, Violence Prevention Professionals
  • State &/or Local Public Health Professionals
  • Not-for-Profit & Community Partners
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Partners
  • Mental Health Partners
  • Law Enforcement
  • Harm Reduction
  • Interest by Others Welcomed

IPOP Faculty 

Carolyn Crump, PhD

crump_carolyn_20083Carolyn Crump, PhD is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has over 30 years of experience working with federal, state, and local organizations and community-based groups to address health promotion and injury prevention related concerns.

She has expertise in strategic planning, intervention design, program evaluation, community efforts to prevent injury, and policy and environmental change to promote population level health. She is currently directing a project for the Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region to assess and make recommendations to improve the safety culture of their workplace. She and her team work closely with the NC Division of Public Health Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section serving as facilitators, evaluation specialists, and consultants. She has directed over 35 evaluation or research projects and designed and facilitated over 70 workshops that incorporate adult learning principles to successfully reach the target audience. She and her team have recently designed a curriculum to enhance the skills and knowledge of local injury and violence prevention practitioners in Wake County NC. She co-developed a five course curriculum for public health professionals and non-profit partners which is now a nation-wide program marketed as Systems Change for HealthTM (formerly known as Shaping Policy for HealthTM) to help the public health workforce learn how to influence social, organizational, and policy systems to improve health. She has taught graduate courses in Program Planning and Evaluation and Program Management, two of the required courses for the MPH students in the Department of HBHE.

Carolyn has served as a consultant to variety of federal and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Past clients include: Indian Health Service, CDC, Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), AARP, John Rex Endowment, Winter Park Health Foundation and multiple state and local health departments across the country.

Contact Info
Carolyn Crump, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Dept. of Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James Emery, MPH

jimJim is a Research Associate in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. His main professional interest is in improving physical and social environments for healthy living. He enjoys helping federal, state, and local officials learn to use tools and concepts from multiple disciplines including: public health, public policy, public administration and urban planning.

Currently Jim is managing a safety culture system assessment for one of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation regions. He is also developing educational programs for public health professionals using policy and system change solutions to address the prescription drug overdose epidemic; the transitional development of children with special health care needs; and the prevention of childhood injury and violence.

Jim led the development of a national, competency-based curriculum marketed as Systems Change for HealthTM (formerly known as Shaping Policy for HealthTM) to help the public health workforce learn how to influence social, organizational, and policy systems to improve health. He develops and leads workshops across the country, and also coaches trainers who want to enhance their training skills. Jim led the design, policy analysis and evaluation of the North Carolina Communities Putting Prevention to Work-II project that helped state departments improve policies and practices to support active living environments. Subsequently, he provided technical assistance to the state and regional staff of the state’s Community Transformation Grant Project. Jim developed free tools and a guidebook to help communities audit the walkability and bikeability of their local streets (www.unc.edu/~jemery/WABSA).

Jim consults with non-profits, federal and state government agencies, and foundations. Past clients include: AARP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, DHPE, CDC, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, multiple state, regional and local health departments, and the Winter Park Health Foundation. He enjoys contributing his skills to organizations that are striving to evolve their management structure and processes, and to local communities seeking to improve their physical and social environments.
In his leisure time, Jim is a classical pianist.

Contact Info
James Emery, MPH
Research Associate
Dept. of Health Behavior
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.unc.edu/healthysolutions/

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