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A Public Health Approach to Public Safety: Examples from the Field (No CE) is a Course

A Public Health Approach to Public Safety: Examples from the Field (No CE)

Starts Aug 11, 2021

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Live Webinar - August 11, 2021 from 2-3 PM EST

PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version: https://www.mitrainingcenter.org/courses/phapw0821ce

Many organizations and agencies in the field of public health have stated that policing is a public health issue (see the APHA policy statement, Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue), but how do we move beyond a declaration? Alternate public safety response programs exist, but how are they structured, how do they operate, and what is their impact? This training will provide public health practitioners with insights from three unarmed public safety models so that public health and public safety agencies, as well as governing bodies, may explore implementing similar programs.

Audience

Public health practitioners, particularly those working in governmental agencies, as well as those working in public safety and other cross-sectoral fields

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the need for unarmed public safety response programs as an alternative to police response
  • Describe models to design and implement an unarmed response program
  • Consider how to measure impact and incorporate community feedback into continuous improvement efforts

Instructors

Andrew Dameron, CPE, Support Team Assisted Response (STAR), Denver, CO

Angelica Almeida, PhD, Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT), San Francisco, CA

Anne Larsen, MPA, Crisis Response Unit (CRU), Olympia, WA

Moderated by:

Lisa Jackson, PhD, Ann Arbor Independent Community Police Oversight Commission, Ann Arbor, MI 

Sponsors

This training is co-sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of Public Health Awakened.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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This webinar will use Zoom. For support information, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/201137166

Contact us at rvphtc@umich.edu with questions.

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