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Publications are available for full download to Safe States Alliance members only. Click the title above each summary to download the publication.

PLEASE NOTE:  In 2010, the organizational name "STIPDA" was changed to the "Safe States Alliance."  All documents created prior to this date may reflect the previous name and logo. 

Smart Growth & Injury Prevention Roundtable Summary Report & Highlights Issue Brief

In July 2009, Safe States Alliance and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a group of twenty-six subject matter experts, stakeholders, and state and national leaders.  This report summarizes presentations that set the stage for the roundtable, ideas and issues raised during group discussions, and recommendations for next steps.


 

Issue Brief:  Effective Transportation Policies Require Injury Prevention Strategies

Safe States Alliance has developed an issue brief that illustrates the importance of making injury prevention a priority in the development of transportation policies.


 

Injury & Violence Prevention are Essential to U.S. Health Reform

Through this white paper, Safe States Alliance encourages Congress and the Presidential Administration to adopt comprehensive health reform proposals that include the prevention of injuries and violence while controlling costs.


 

Public Health-Led Safe Routes to School Programs:  Experiences from Six Health Departments, 2009

This report was created to build upon public health's strong partnerships with state and local SRTS programs and to help public health professionals expand their role, become actively engaged in, and possibly lead SRTS initiatives at state or local levels.


 

2007 State of the States Report 

The 2007 State of the States Report provides an update of comprehensive, national-level data on the status of state injury and violence prevention programs.



 

Assessing an Expanded Definition for Injuries in Hospital Discharge Data Systems (ISW6), 2008

This ISW report focuses on determining the impact of expanding the Safe States Alliance 2003 definition for hospital discharge data--matching the newly recommended definition to be used with emergency department data..


 

Strategies for Sustaining State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2008

Many state injury and violence prevention programs (IVPPs) strive to maintain and increase resources to support program efforts. In order to assess how state IVPPs attempt to sustain and grow these programs, telephone interviews were conducted with state IVPP directors and other program staff members in a sample of states in 2005.


 

Preventing Youth Suicide in Rural America:  Recommendations to States, 2008

This report presents recommendations that approach youth suicide prevention through the lens of America’s rural communities, so that both the strengths and limitations of rural settings can be taken into account to design and implement more effective prevention strategies. 


 

Pedestrian Injury Risk Surveillance Workgroup Report, 2007

The Safe States Alliance and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored a one-day meeting on June 5, 2007, in Washington, D.C., that convened injury prevention, surveillance, and transportation professionals to discuss the topic of pedestrian injury risk surveillance. This pedestrian injury risk surveillance workgroup report summarizes the discussions that took place at the meeting. 


 

Consensus Recommendations for Injury Surveillance in State Health Departments (ISW5), 2007

This report provides the current recommendations for injury surveillance in state health departments.  These recommendations are presented in four categories: improving coding of injury surveillance data, improving state injury surveillance capacity, new challenges in injury surveillance, and future challenges in injury surveillance.


 

National Violent Death Reporting System: Lessons Learned from 17 States, 2002-2006

This report compiles lessons learned and strategies for improvement from telephone interviews with National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) program staff in the 17 NVDRS-funded states.


 

Making a Difference: State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

The state activities described in this book make it clear: state injury and violence prevention programs save lives and money.



 

2005 State of the States Highlights Report

The 2005 State of the States Survey: Highlights Report presents major findings from Safe States Alliance’s inaugural assessment of capacity among state injury and violence prevention programs in the U.S. The survey was administered in the first half of 2006 to collect data on the status of programs in 2005.


 

Consensus Recommendations on Falls and Fall-Related Injuries

The Consensus Recommendations for Surveillance of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries is the latest in a series of guidelines issued by a national, collaborative workgroup to improve standardization in the collection of injury data. This report was prepared by the Injury Surveillance Workgroup on Falls ( ISW4), which examined over twenty healthcare and related data sources that can be used to monitor falls and associated injuries in national, state and local jurisdictional levels.


 

Strategies to Improve Non-fatal Suicide Attempt Surveillance: Recommendations from an Expert Roundtable

In their review of current public health surveillance activities, roundtable experts  expressed great concern about the lack of resources and infrastructure within state and local health departments to conduct surveillance, conduct epidemiologic analysis and disseminate data. This report delineates their recommedantions for creating capacity and infrastructure.


 

Safe States, 2003 Edition

This document explains how state health department injury prevention programs apply the public health model every day, achieving results that reduce injuries and save tens of thousands of lives.



 

Consensus Recommendations for Using Hospital Discharge Data for Injury Surveillance

The ultimate goal of these recommendations is to improve state injury surveillance and to support injury prevention programs and policies.  To that end, this report recommends a minimum set of state surveillance standards for hospital discharge data.



 


 

 



























































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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