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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Policy, Program design/implementation, Systems thinking
Format: online
CEU Credits: 0 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

The Safe States Alliance Innovative Initiatives Program & Annual Award is a project designed to provide members of the Safe States Alliance with opportunities to celebrate and showcase the successes of their injury and violence prevention programs. An “innovative initiative” is defined as a unique and creative program or activity that has the potential to substantially decrease injuries and violence in a state, city, or community.


Through the Innovative Initiatives program, Safe States members can:

  • Educate legislators, decision-makers, and the general public about the value of injury and violence prevention programs;
  • Demonstrate how their resources have been well-invested and well-utilized;
  • Serve as encouraging and inspiring examples to other states and communities; and
  • Illustrate that injury and violence prevention programs are not only beneficial, but essential.


“Innovative Initiative of the Year” Award

Annually, Safe States Alliance members are invited to submit “innovative initiatives” that have been implemented by or in conjunction with their organizations and/or programs. Four finalists are selected from the submissions entered, and one finalist is selected by a vote of the full membership of Safe States to receive the “Innovative Initiative of the Year” Award. Nominated programs must be members of Safe States.


The link to this program will take the user to the Innovative Initiatives Program webpage, which includes:

— the Award Winners and Finalists since 2010

— Recording of the annal Innovative Initiatives webinar since 2010

— Presentations from the annual Innovative Initiatives Award Winners and Finalists since 2010



Time/Length: Hours
Additional Registration Required: no
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
5. Ability to BUILD and MANAGE an injury and/or violence prevention program
6. Ability to DISSEMINATE INFORMATION related to injury and/or violence prevention to the community, other professionals, key policy makers and leaders through diverse communication networks
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health:
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Professionalism
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking