Viewing Resource: Building Safer States: Core Components of State Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention Programs

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“An update to the 2003 Safe States document, Building Safer States defines and expands on a set of essential “”core components” – foundational elements that describe injury and violence prevention (IVP) capacity. With another decade of information and experiences to draw upon since the first set of core components were originally identified in 2003, the Safe States Alliance has identified a total of six core components of an effective state IVP program:

  1. Build and sustain a solid, stable infrastructure
  2. Collect, analyze, and disseminate injury and violence data
  3. Select, implement, and evaluate effective program and policy strategies
  4. Engage partners for collaboration
  5. Effectively communicate information to key stakeholders
  6. Provide training and technical assistance.

Combining core component descriptions, examples from state IVP programs, and insights about opportunities and challenges, Building Safer States is designed to provide a current snapshot of where state IVP program find themselves today — and where they would like to move in the future.”

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