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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 25 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. 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)
    Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. ET. The class will be a mix of synchronous online with some asynchronous online activities. 
    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)
    Next offering: TBD

How to Register

The registration website is now open and available here

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 will be posted soon. Please check back.