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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes connect participants with public health leaders in injury prevention and control to explore real-world concerns and solutions for injury prevention.

For more than 20 years, the Center has trained hundreds of individuals through this unique annual opportunity. Medical care and public health professionals, community advocates and government officials from the local, state and national levels—and from around the world—have attended. The Summer Institutes help to grow the field of injury prevention and control with graduates serving in leadership roles in local, national and international agencies and organizations.

The Center has two Summer Institutes, Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention and Advanced Seminar in Injury Prevention, offered in alternating years. Both are open to the public. Johns Hopkins students may take them for academic credit. This page offers information on both the summer institutes, how to register, and scholarship information. 

The Center also co-teaches the Winter Institute course "Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in American Indian Communities" in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) and the Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program.  For more information on this course, visit CAIH's website or contact CAIH.

Course Descriptions

  • Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention (305.670.11)
    Summer 2019
    This 3.5-day competency-based course uses a problem-solving paradigm to introduce the principles and practice of injury prevention. Students use class lectures in behavioral, biomechanical, environmental, epidemiological, legislative, policy and community partnership approaches to injury prevention to develop a strategy for addressing a specific injury problem. Students work in groups for practical application sessions to develop skills learned in the lectures. At the conclusion of the course, the groups present their strategies for addressing the injury problem they have been assigned and receive feedback from their peers and the instructors.
  • Advanced Seminar in Injury Prevention (305.865.11)
    Summer 2020
    This two-day intensive course is designed to build on participants’ basic knowledge and skills in injury and violence prevention. Each offering focuses on enhancing and adding depth to participants’ understanding of a specific competency area. Topics include program and policy evaluation, using data, translating evidence and others depending on the needs of participants.  

How to Register

Dates and registration are posted in January each year. When registration opens, it is available on the Summer Institutes Registration page.

Scholarship Opportunity

Through the generosity of the John F. Finklea Scholarship from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, students can compete for a select number of scholarships to help defray the costs of attending. 

Application instructions and due dates are posted when registration opens each year.