The Safe States Alliance has defined six “core components” that describe capacity of injury and violence prevention programs1. They are:
These components are essential, foundational elements that address data collection and analysis; identification of the populations and locations at greatest risk; identification of risk and protective factors; and development and utilization of evidence-based strategies and programs to address injuries and violence at the individual, family, community, and societal levels.
1 Building Safer States: Core Components of State Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Programs . (2013). Atlanta (GA): Safe States Alliance. [accessed 2016 Oct 17].