Injury and violence prevention course available online

February 18, 2010

An online course has been developed to help employers, public health professionals and educators develop violence and injury prevention programs. TEACH-VIP E-learning offers 20 lessons that can be customized to meet individual needs, such as preventing injuries, violence and suicide, and provides guidance on developing programs to address these concerns. Each lesson contains interactive quizzes, activities and resources.

"Injuries are a major global public health problem, killing nearly 6 million people each year and harming millions more," said Dr. David Meddings of the World Health Organization. "Yet knowledge on injury and violence prevention is lacking."

TEACH-VIP E-learning was developed by the Boston-based Education Development Center Inc. in collaboration with WHO.