INformed - Safe States Online Resource Hub

Welcome to INformed, Safe States Online Resource Hub for Building Resilient and Safe Communities

This hub provides free, online resources to inform IVP practitioners’ thinking about IVP topics and social issues. The information provided is not exhaustive, but it is a curated compilation to guide thinking and planning for creating systems that are more effective in improving the health and safety of communities by collaborating to build prosperous, sustainable, innovative, resilient, and safe communities. It features information about easily accessible resources to better coordinate the provision of resources within communities, identify and support community-members in need, enhance collaboration with partner agencies, and maintain high-functioning operations.

What's New

Check out the latest episode of the Safe States Alliance IVP INdepth podcast, which features injury and violence prevention (IVP) professionals discussing timely IVP topics and trends. In each episode, our host, Mighty Fine, MPH, Safe States Executive Committee At-Large Member and Director for the Center for Professional Development and Partnerships at the American Public Health Association, engages IVP professionals in a lively, in-depth conversation on issues that matter to the field. From the basics of IVP to tough topics like anti-racism and health equity, you won’t want to miss an episode.


Many different sectors contribute to our health and quality of life, including economics, housing, transportation, social services, and education. Although these sectors use different vocabularies and concepts, they all have core connections that unite them. A shared risk and protective factor (SRPF) approach – a term coined by public health injury and violence prevention practitioners – acknowledges that risk and protective factors are interconnected, occur at a range of levels from individual to societal, and influence many health and quality-of-life outcomes. Their impacts can be both universal and iterative, as risk and protective factors influence and are influenced by the conditions in which we live, learn, work, grow, and age. Check out Safe States’ Connections Lab for tools and resources to support Shared Risk and Protective Factors approaches.

Need Help?

If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate assistance,
please use or share the following national hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Child Help: 800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 
800-799-7233 or
800-787-3224 for TTY;
text LOVEIS to 22522

To receive real-time feedback on ideas, lessons learned, best practice recommendations, and technical assistance with other injury and violence prevention professionals, join the Safe States online collaborative community, INtouch.

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