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Safe States Policy Tools & Materials

 

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:

 

Safe States 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.

 

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Customizable Tools for Meeting with Representatives

    Once you are ready to meet with your representative, prepare succinct, clear materials to share your key messages. Below are a series of customizable resources that feature priority policy issues (versions with and without funding requests), and a template to complete with your state's overview.

     

    Don't see a resource for your particular topic of interest? Safe States can help! Email info@safestates.org to request additional resources.

     

    State Injury Programs

    (Core VIPP) Overview 

    State Profile Template

     State Profile Example  

         
    •  Version with Funding Request

     



     
       


    Comprehensive Congressional Outreach Guide

     

    This comprehensive guide is intended help you understand the process and provide ideas to help you communicate effectively with federal policymakers. As you do so, we also encourage you to learn about your agency or organization’s policies and follow the rules as expressed by your state’s ethics office.






     

     

    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. LawAtlas.org – 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. LawAtlas.org provides free, open access to all maps and datasets. 



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