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Special Reports


NVDRS Following Nationwide Implementation: A review of the history, successes, and challenges, 2020

This issue brief, released in June 2020, highlights the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) program’s history, successes, and challenges to help identify future needs of the program. It explores the strengths of the program from implementation to impact, while addressing areas that may benefit from sustained enhancement efforts.






Deaths from Suicide among Veterans and U.S. Armed Forces in 16 States, 2018

This special report, released in March 2018, focuses on suicide deaths among veterans and armed forces members using 2010 – 2014 data from 16 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The report draws comparisons between veteran/armed forces and non-veteran civilian suicide deaths. 





Impact Evaluation Report: Pedestrian Injury Prevention Action Team Program, 2017

Decreasing pedestrian injuries and fatalities requires strong partnerships between a variety of state and local agencies. Developed by the Safe States Alliance and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Pedestrian Injury Prevention Action Team Program was designed to enhance statewide pedestrian safety efforts by helping practitioners strengthen partnerships and align efforts between those working in a variety of fields, including public health, transportation, planning, education, law enforcement, and advocacy.



Deaths from Suicide: A Look at 18 States, 2017

This special report focuses on suicide using 2013 and 2014 data from 18 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The report provides an overview of deaths from violence in the U.S., a detailed look at suicide nationally and among states — including circumstances surrounding suicide deaths in various demographic groups — and an exploration of similarities and differences in violent deaths among the 18 states.





Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2011 

In 2010, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Safe States Alliance convened 35 local, state, and national representatives to develop standards and indicators for model local health department (LHD) injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs. This report summarizes the standards, indicators, and methods of documentation developed during this meeting. 





Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention, 2011 

A complement to the ASTHO publication, Spotting Injury and Violence Prevention on Your Radar Screen — Creating a Legacy in Public Health which focuses on State Health Officers (SHOs), Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention provides insights, strategies, and tips from directors of state injury and violence prevention programs on how garner support from SHOs and other leaders. The overall goal of the publication is to help state directors elevate injury and violence prevention as priorities within their state health departments.



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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.



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