In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Marla Peters, MHA, shares her experience working with marine law enforcement officials to evaluate a law change to improve boater safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify one data element your professional role could contribute to a group policy evaluation effort.
  • For a policy change you are currently working on, name two non-traditional partners to collaborate with on an evaluation of the change.
  • Identify one problem that occurs when policy evaluation is started after the policy is implemented.

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Injury prevention specialists; Law enforcement personnel


Marla Peters, MHA, Evaluator, Injury Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Health

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. List effective strategies for convening non-traditional partners.
  2. The field of injury and violence prevention has successes in improving child occupant safety, reducing driving under the influence, and falls prevention. What lessons can those efforts teach us about tackling emerging challenges?
  3. Describe the role of training in policy creation and revision.
  4. How can we connect changes in a single law to larger systemic change?
Air Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Violence and Injury Prevention
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills