Healthcare and Injury Prevention Provider Education

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Online healthcare provider education

Healthcare providers are in a unique position to influence communities and educate patients on ways to prevent injury and violence prevention. The Virginia Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention program works to educate and equip healthcare providers with the skills needed to address injury and violence.  A variety of online trainings are available, many with continuing education options.

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Project Patience: An Injury and Violence Prevention Education Toolkit

In 2018, the Virginia Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program developed Project Patience, an injury and violence prevention education toolkit and technical assistance initiative. The initiative is designed to equip those maternity setting and community based program professionals that teach injury and violence prevention to newborn and child caregivers and families with the knowledge and resources to help families reduce childhood related injuries.

Partners will work with the Virginia Department of Health to craft an individual work-plan to facilitate and teach selected modules and to develop program sustainability plans for ongoing dissemination of class content.

Visit the Project Patience toolkit resource page here

The toolkit encompasses:

–Virginia Department of Health (Central Office) Technical Assistance

–Curriculum Didactics:

  1. Child Passenger Safety
  2. Poisoning Prevention
  3. Fire Safety
  4. Drowning Prevention
  5. Safe Sleep Practices
  6. Abusive head Trauma Prevention
  7. Injuries from Child Products Prevention
  8. Traumatic brain Injury Prevention


  • Trainer Notes
  • Activities and Simulation Exercises
  • Materials to use during training
  • Evaluation support
  • Handouts and Resources for families

As our statewide response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, it is important for our division to be responsive to the virtual training needs of our stakeholders across the Commonwealth. Due to the demands on health systems, families, and community programs during our statewide response, we are transitioning from in person instruction to virtual for hospitals and are working to create a repository of references that will helpful in educating families.

For more information about the initiative and technical assistance opportunities, please contact:

For more information regarding hospital programs, please contact:

  • Jean Hoyt, CMA
    VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Health Systems Coordinator

For more information regarding community programs, please contact:

  • Paul D. Ronca, Sr
    Injury and Violence Community Program Systems Coordinator
    (804) 864-6000