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Special Reports

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.


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.





National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Roundtable Meeting: Summary of Discussions and Next Steps, 2011

To think through barriers and solutions to broader NVDRS implementation, the Safe States Alliance convened a roundtable discussion in Atlanta in September 2011. Participants included representatives from the CDC/NCIPC Division of Violence Prevention who helped design and implement NVDRS, states already participating in the program, those who had applied but not succeeded in meeting the requirements, and several states interested in applying in the future. A summary of the roundtable discussions are presented in this report.




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.


Preventing Violence: Roles for Public Health Agencies, 2011 

Developed by a roundtable of twenty-four experts and stakeholders convened by Safe States and the CDC in April 2010, this publication identifies the important roles national, state, and local public health agencies can play in preventing violence, and provides guidance for the public health community to prevent violence before it occurs.






Smart Growth & Injury Prevention Roundtable Summary Report, 2009

In July 2009, Safe States Alliance and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a group of twenty-six subject matter experts, stakeholders, and state and national leaders.  This report summarizes presentations that set the stage for the roundtable, ideas and issues raised during group discussions, and recommendations for next steps.






Public Health-Led Safe Routes to School Programs: Experiences from Six Health Departments, 2009

This report was created to build upon public health's strong partnerships with state and local SRTS programs and to help public health professionals expand their role, become actively engaged in, and possibly lead SRTS initiatives at state or local levels.







Strategies for Sustaining State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2008

Many state injury and violence prevention programs (IVPPs) strive to maintain and increase resources to support program efforts. In order to assess how state IVPPs attempt to sustain and grow these programs, telephone interviews were conducted with state IVPP directors and other program staff members in a sample of states in 2005.






Preventing Youth Suicide in Rural America: Recommendations to States, 2008

This report presents recommendations that approach youth suicide prevention through the lens of America’s rural communities, so that both the strengths and limitations of rural settings can be taken into account to design and implement more effective prevention strategies.







Making a Difference: State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2006

The state activities described in this book make it clear: state injury and violence prevention programs save lives and money.








Strategies to Improve Non-Fatal Suicide Attempt Surveillance: Recommendations from an Expert Roundtable, 2006

In their review of current public health surveillance activities, roundtable experts  expressed great concern about the lack of resources and infrastructure within state and local health departments to conduct surveillance, conduct epidemiological analyses, and disseminate data. This report delineates their recommendations for creating capacity and infrastructure.










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