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Safe States Policy Tools & Resources


There is a role for everyone in educating and working with policymakers. The resources below are available to assist you in lending your voice to injury and violence prevention policy efforts.



Find Your Representatives

Not sure who your current Congressman or Senator is? Use the following links to find up-to-date contact information for the individuals representing your community:


Download Policy Resources

A variety of policy resources are available for you to download below. Don't see a resource for your particular topic or need? Safe States can help! Email to make a request.



Congressional Priorities

for the 116th Congress

The Safe States Alliance’s Congressional priorities reflect the interests and expertise of professionals on the front-lines of injury and violence prevention in states and communities.



Advocate: It's Your Right!

Advocate: It's Your Right outlines the rights of state health department employees to participate in policy and advocacy activities.


It summarizes findings from a study conducted by Dr. Shannon Frattaroli, Dr. Keshia Pollack, Jessica Young, and Jon Vernick, entitled,  State Health Department Employees, Policy Advocacy, and Political Campaigns: Protections and Limits Under the Law.



Save Lives & Money:

Invest in Injury and

Violence Prevention


Save Lives & Money: Invest in Injury and Violence Prevention is a two-page infographic that conveys the societal costs of injuries and violence and the many savings and returns on investment (ROI) that prevention efforts can provide.


FY2021 Federal Funding

Priorities for Injury and

Violence Prevention

The FY2021 Federal Funding Priorities calls on the federal government to prioritize injury and violence prevention to save American lives and reduce cost by expanding and strengthening state prevention capacity, unintentional injury prevention and violence prevention efforts in FY2021.



Congressional Outreach

Guide: Meeting with Your

Congressional Delegation

at Home 

The Congressional Outreach Guide was developed to describe the Congressional outreach process and help you communicate effectively with federal policymakers. We encourage you to learn about your agency or organization’s policies and follow the rules as expressed by your state’s ethics office.



Customizable Tools for Meeting with Representatives

    Coming Soon! Please check back for new customizable materials for your educational and advocacy efforts.  




    LawAtlas: Temple University's Policy Surveillance Program

    Tracking the characteristics of laws, where laws have been adopted, and trends in laws (often called “policy surveillance”) can help to promote accountability and define policy momentum. – home to Temple University's Policy Surveillance Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  is a resource for the systematic collection, measurement, and display of statutes, regulations, court decisions, and other legal policies that matter to health. provides free, open access to all maps and datasets.


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