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Core Components of State IVP Programs


Building Safer States: Core Components of State Injury & Violence Prevention Programs, 2013 Edition


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.   







 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.




Safe States, 2003 Edition


This foundational publication introduces the Core Components necessary for comprehensive and effective state health department injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs, and explains how state health department IVP programs apply the public health model to achieve results that reduce injuries and save tens of thousands of lives.
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