Standards and Indicators for a Model State Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Program

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. The components were updated in 2023 in the Building Equity into Safer States document to integrate anti-racism, health equity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles across the components.

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 – InfrastructureData & 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 titles below to access the standards and indicators for each Core Component individually, or access a comprehensive, printable PDF of all standards and indicators. 

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