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Become a STAT Team Member


About the STAT Program | Apply for a STAT Visit

Applications for the 2019 STAT are now closed! Check back in the Fall of 2019 for the 2020 team  application!

Safe States Alliance's State Technical Assessment Team (STAT) Program is designed to assist state health departments in developing and enhancing injury and violence prevention programs. STAT brings an expert team of injury and violence prevention professionals into states to assess the status of a state health department's injury and violence prevention program and to make constructive recommendations for improvement based on current status and STAT Standards and Indicators.

The team produces a report providing feedback and recommendations to the state. The assessment often serves to refocus the state by requiring participating states to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. STAT brings different members of the injury prevention community together and allows individuals to share ideas for program development. It also provides an outside perspective with important information and recommendations for action, which is often critical to moving forward a state agenda. In addition, the STAT experience provides team participants with the opportunity to learn about another state’s program and ultimately to share barriers encountered and successful strategies among state programs.

Safe States will select a Team Leader and additional team members based on team member applications and other selection criteria below. It is important to note that selection to participate on a given STAT visit is dependent on several factors. These include:


1)      A completed STAT application

2)      Experience working in or with state health departments

3)      Expertise in one or more core component areas

4)      Management experience (particularly for Team Leader)

5)      Leadership experience (particularly within state health department IVPPs)

6)      Prior STAT experience

7)      Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written)

8)      Availability


Preference for team participation will be given to Safe States members and members of partner organizations and agencies with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to state health department IVPPs. Team members must be able to synthesize information and write concisely and quickly. Travel and per diem expenses for team members are covered by Safe States Alliance and/or the host state.


Typically, each team will consist of a complement of five professionals. This includes one Team Leader, three team members, and one logistics coordinator. In addition to the team, a guest observer may participate with the approval of Safe States, the Team Leader, and the selected state. 


Ideally, the Team Leader will be a Safe States State Designated Representative and/or a former IVPP director, and have management experience. In addition to the STAT visit, the Team Leader will also serve as a coach to the state for one year following the visit to support the state as they implement the recommendations using the guidance in the technical assistance workplan. To honor this commitment, the team leader will be compensated with a $3,000 stipend. More information about the technical assistance component and the Team Leader's contributions are included in the application. 


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