|Mission & History|
Mission and History of the Safe States Alliance
The Safe States Alliance is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and professional association whose mission is to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention.
Our vision is to be the recognized leader and driving force in understanding and preventing injuries and violence.
To advance our mission and vision, the Safe States Alliance engages in activities that include:
States Alliance embraces four CORE values that shape our organization's
culture and help guide decision-making. These CORE values are:
Formed in 1993, the Safe States Alliance is the only national non-profit organization comprised of public health injury and violence prevention professionals representing all U.S. states and territories.
During the Second World Congress on Injury Prevention and Control, sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, representatives of U.S. state and territory injury prevention programs voted to formally organize the Safe States Alliance (formerly STIPDA) to represent the interests of injury prevention programs at state, territorial, local, and tribal levels.
Safe States Alliance is a member of the Association of State and
Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Affiliated Organizations and is
partners with numerous other injury prevention and public health-related
agencies and organizations associated with injury and violence
for the Safe States Alliance comes from federal grants and contracts
from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. State
Health Departments, and the members of Safe States Alliance.