New Evidence-Based Online Course

Self-paced 8-module course provides a broad foundation

 Learn How to Prevent Child & Adolescent Injury with this new free open online course (Free CME Available*)


The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is excited to launch the nation’s most comprehensive online course for pediatric injury prevention:  Injury Prevention for Children & Teens. 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 widespread application of evidence-based practices and policies. You’re invited to join us in this new learning opportunity for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national level. 

As a learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order. Within the Course Map are suggested color-coded pathways and module topics, based on different learner perspectives.

Across 8 modules, you will gain new skills to improve clinical practice, support families and their communities, and learn detailed strategies and techniques to apply in advocating for policy change at a local to national level. Individuals may progress through this self-paced course to advance their current knowledge or earn certification for completing content and assessments in one or more of the modules.    Learn how to translate concepts in pediatric injury prevention to specific strategies for preventing injury in these areas:

  • Epidemiology, Surveillance, Risk and Protective Factors, Theory for Child and Adolescent Injuries
  • Intentional injury in Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Firearm Safety, and Suicide
  • Unintentional injury in Teen Driving, Child Passenger Safety, Burns, and Sports Concussion
  • The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use
  • Use of Advocacy in injury prevention

*Continuing Education Credits 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 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   This CME activity was prepared for release in May 2018. CME credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from May 2018 through April 2021.  Note: The number of credits will be calculated by OCME&LL and provided in the approval letter. Credit is calculated at a 1:1 ratio of one hour of instruction equals one credit hour.