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COVID-19: Injury & Violence Prevention Resource


As injury and violence prevention (IVP) professionals, we know that the drastic changes in everyday life we are experiencing – schools being closed, states implementing “shelter in place” and “social distancing” as a result of COVID-19 – can lead to increased incidents of injuries and violence, while also taking a tremendous toll on IVP risk and protective factors like economic stability, community connectedness, and mental health.


As our nation continues to respond to this rapidly changing environment, Safe States developed and will maintain the COVID-19: Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Hub to support IVP professionals and advance the practice. 


During these unprecedented times, we must come together to support one another to minimize the anticipated short and long term impacts of injuries and violence in the communities we serve. Together we can ensure that practices we know to prevent injuries and violence and support resilient, healthy communities, remain part of the ongoing conversation.


If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, please use or share the following national hotlines:

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Child Help: 800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 for TTY; text LOVEIS to 22522

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Looking for a local connection?

Find your state health department injury and violence prevention program contacts here.




Tools & Resources

Communications and Response
  • CDC's Communication Resource Center: communications resource hub for state, local, territorial, and tribal health agencies that includes COVID-19 videos, design templates, podcasts, rights-free photography, and more.communications resource hub for state, local, territorial, and tribal health agencies that includes COVID-19 videos, design templates, podcasts, rights-free photography, and more.
  • COVID-19 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Key Messages: Key messages developed by the Action Alliance's Media Messaging Workgroup (MMWG)—a collaboration of nearly 20 mental health and suicide prevention partners and federal agencies—in response to the current pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Public Health Toolkit: CDC Foundation provides free, customizable resources to help public health professionals communicate important information about the pandemic in their communities. 
  • COVID-19: Addressing Discrimination & Racism: A subcommittee of PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California, with input from PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group, developed a set of rapid response guidelines to be considered for implementation by local health departments in order to help actively reject and prevent discrimination and racism, and work to promote the health and safety of all people living in our communities.
  • Mental Health Social and Public Messages: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers public and social media messages and images of hope in support of mental health during times of change.


Health Equity & Target Populations


Firearms & Violence Prevention


Funding & Policy


Managing Family, Stress, and Mental Health





Virtual Car Seat Inspection Tools


Web-events & Podcasts

Upcoming Webinars and Learning Opportunities


Archived Web-events and Podcasts


Partner COVID-19 Pages & Fact Sheets


Share Your Resources

Safe States strives to share the latest tips and tools with the field. Members and partners are encouraged to share the following response-related items:

  • Tips or tools to respond to emerging IVP issues
  • Access to new data
  • Tools for supporting the practice while observing social distancing
  • Information sharing opportunities (i.e., webinar, peer learning calls)
  • Tips or tools to support the mental health of practitioners 

If you have a resource to share or topics of interest, contact us.




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