Partnerships between business and public health are essential in addressing and improving the vital conditions of a community. Despite strong interest in fostering meaningful collaborations to advance injury and violence prevention (IVP) efforts at the local, state, and national levels, resources to support this work are scarce. In response to this, the Safe States Alliance collated the findings from an environmental scan, recommendations, and associated resources in “Strengthening Partnerships Between Business and Public Health: A Roadmap to Advancing Community Injury and Violence Prevention.” in November 2020 to provide concrete guidance and tools to support public-private partnerships. The Roadmap is a culmination of work that began in 2017 with the National Safety Council and extended through an expert convening supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and, in partnership with, the United States Surgeon General in August of 2020. As the literature calling for business and public health partnerships has grown, the question of how sectors begin to build relationships to determine if a partnership is feasible arises. To begin to answer this question and build upon the guidance of the Roadmap, Safe States developed Preparing to Partner – A Prequel to Strengthening Partnerships between Business and Public Health: A Roadmap to Advancing Injury and Violence Prevention in October 2022.