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MichiganX: Injury Prevention for Children & Teens

Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a foundation for the prevention of child and teen injuries.

Injury Prevention for Children & Teens
5 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

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Starts Feb 23
Ends Apr 18

About this course

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Injuries, such as motor vehicle crash, youth violence, and suicide, are the leading cause of child and adolescent death. However, almost all of these injuries can be prevented through the widespread application of evidence-based practices and policies.

Public health experts, nurses, physicians, social workers, teachers, child care providers, and parents all play a vital role in pediatric injury prevention. Despite its impact, very little training on injury prevention science currently exists.

This course lays a broad foundation for pediatric injury prevention and will increase your understanding of this major public health issue through powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts.

This course is designed for multiple fields and levels of training, including healthcare, kinesiology, public policy, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, and psychology.The course is also appropriate for educators, coaches, child care providers, and parents.

Asa learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. Comprised of 8 modules, this course may be taken from the comfort of your home or office, and you can learn at your own pace.

Obtaining Credit for Continuing Education

Learners may apply for Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II, or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credit. See the FAQ for more information on each offering.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Public Policies, Public Health, Injury Prevention, Kinesiology, Pediatrics, Certified Health Education Specialist, Health Education, Evidence-Based Practice, Dentistry, Social Work, Continuing Medical Education, Demonstration Skills

What you'll learn

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  • Key concepts for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national levels and health inequities in injury

  • Intentional injury prevention including Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, ACES and Child Maltreatment, Firearm Injury, and Suicide Prevention

  • Transportation Safety, including child safety seats and teen driving

  • Sports Concussion

  • The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use

  • Preventing unintentional injuries, such as Burns and Drowning

Module 1: Welcome

Module 2: Introduction to Child & Adolescent Injuries

Introduction to injury definition, health inequities, social determinants of health, risk and promotive factors, injury theory, and theories of behavioral change

Module 3: Intentional Injuries

Peer violence and bullying, dating and sexual violence, firearm safety, suicide prevention, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), child maltreatment

Module 4: Transportation Safety

Infant and child passenger safety, teen driving, vulnerable road users

Module 5: Sports Injury Prevention

Concussion definition and incidence; the acute and persistent effects of concussion

Module 6: Adolescent Substance Use and Injury

Alcohol and cannabis use and injury among adolescents; the opioid epidemic

Module 7: Early Childhood Unintentional Injury

Factors, techniques, and messaging for burn prevention in children, and water safety and drowning prevention

Module 8: Injury Prevention Advocacy

Effective advocacy techniques and tools for policy change

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I obtain continuing education credits for completing this course?

Learners may apply for Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II, or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credit.

Physician/Nurse CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please click this link for more information on FREE CME credits.

If you have any questions about the CME process, please email

Board Certified Pediatricians

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 26.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

If you are a Board Certified pediatrician and wish to apply for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II credit, after completing each module you will have the opportunity to take the required MOC Part II assessment and evaluation, and submit your credit to the MiCME office.

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Category I CECH

The Region V Public Health Training Center is 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) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 27.00 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.0. Continuing Competency credits available are 27.00. Provider ID# 99038.

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