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Standards & Indicators for a Model State Health

Department Injury and Violence Prevention



Overview - Core Components

The Core Components of a model state Injury & Violence Prevention (IVP) Program are six essential, foundational elements that describe IVP program capacity as defined by the Building Safe States: Core Components of State Injury & Violence Prevention Programs, 2013 Edition. The six, action-oriented Core Components are interconnected and rely on one another to provide an IVP program with forward momentum.


Standards for each Core Component, along with indicators to address progress towards each standard, exist for all six Core Components. However, three of the six Core Components are considered cross-cutting: Communication, Collaboration, and Training & Technical Assistance. Standards and Indicators for those three Core Components have been woven into the other three sections – Infrastructure, Data & Surveillance, and Policy & Program Strategies.

State IVP Programs can use these standards and indicators to assess opportunities to strengthen their programs and ultimately reduce the burden of injury in their state. They are designed to be measurable, relevant, understandable, and applicable across different sizes and capacities of IVP programs.

Click on the icons below to access the standards and indicators for each Core Component, as well as a comprehensive, printable PDF of all standards and indicators. 


Safe States uses the standards and indicators for each core component in its State Technical Assessment Team (STAT) Program to assess and improve injury and violence prevention efforts within state health agencies, focusing on specific roles, relationships, and the performance of the designated injury and violence prevention (IVP) program. The goal of STAT is to help state injury and violence prevention programs (IVPPs) better understand and improve their organizational efforts across three core areas: infrastructure, data and surveillance, and policy and program strategies.


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