The scope of injury topics and prevention strategies are so broad that no program — no matter how large or
well-established — can or should successfully address them alone. Partnerships bolster the overall capacity and
effectiveness of state injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and are essential for programs to achieve their
desired outcomes and to amplify their work.
In addition to serving as key partners, state IVP programs also serve as conveners – bringing multiple partners together
to work on a range of injury and violence-related issues. The value of partnerships is not only in their ability to expand
the reach and impact of IVP efforts, but also in the mutual benefit for all partners – such as the ability to share data,
provide or receive training, reach key populations, and collaborate on program and policy efforts.
In the 2015 State of the States survey, respondents provided feedback on their partnerships with 61
different types of agencies and to describe the strength of their relationships with those partners.
Top Five Injury and Violence Prevention Partnerships with State Health Department Offices by Strength, 2015
Top Five Injury and Violence Prevention Partnerships with Other State Agencies and Offices by Strength, 2015
Top Five Injury and Violence Prevention Partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations by Strength, 2015
Top Five Injury and Violence Prevention Partnerships with Governmental Organizations by Strength, 2015