PLEASE NOTE: In 2010, the organizational name "STIPDA" was changed to the "Safe States Alliance." All documents created prior to this date may reflect the previous name and logo.
Deaths from Suicide: A Look at 18 States
This special report focuses on suicide using 2013 and 2014 data from 18 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The report provides an overview of deaths from violence in the U.S., a detailed look at suicide nationally and among states — including circumstances surrounding suicide deaths in various demographic groups — and an exploration of similarities and differences in violent deaths among the 18 states.
National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Roundtable Meeting: Summary of Discussions and Next Steps, 2012
To think through barriers and solutions to broader NVDRS
implementation, the Safe States Alliance convened a roundtable
discussion in Atlanta in September 2011. Participants included
representatives from the CDC/NCIPC Division of Violence Prevention who
helped design and implement NVDRS, states already participating in the
program, those who had applied but not succeeded in meeting the
requirements, and several states interested in applying in the future. A
summary of the roundtable discussions are presented in this report.
Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2011
In 2010, the National Association of County and City
Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Safe States Alliance convened 35
local, state, and national representatives to develop standards and
indicators for model local health department (LHD) injury and violence
prevention (IVP) programs. This report summarizes the standards,
indicators, and methods of documentation developed during this meeting.
Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention, 2011
A complement to the ASTHO publication, Spotting Injury and Violence Prevention on Your Radar Screen — Creating a Legacy in Public Health which focuses on State Health Officers (SHOs), Making the Case for Injury and Violence Prevention
provides insights, strategies, and tips from directors of state injury
and violence prevention programs on how garner support from SHOs and
other leaders. The overall goal of the publication is to help state
directors elevate injury and violence prevention as priorities within
their state health departments.
Preventing Violence: Roles for Public Health Agencies, 2011
Developed by a roundtable of twenty-four experts and
stakeholders convened by Safe States and the CDC in April 2010, this
publication identifies the important roles national, state, and local
public health agencies can play in preventing violence, and provides
guidance for the public health community to prevent violence before it
Smart Growth & Injury Prevention Roundtable Summary Report, 2009
In July 2009, Safe States Alliance and the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a group of
twenty-six subject matter experts, stakeholders, and state and national
leaders. This report summarizes presentations that set the stage for
the roundtable, ideas and issues raised during group discussions, and
recommendations for next steps.
Public Health-Led Safe Routes to School Programs: Experiences from Six Health Departments, 2009
report was created to build upon public health's strong partnerships
with state and local SRTS programs and to help public health
professionals expand their role, become actively engaged in, and
possibly lead SRTS initiatives at state or local levels.
Strategies for Sustaining State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2008
state injury and violence prevention programs (IVPPs) strive to
maintain and increase resources to support program efforts. In order to
assess how state IVPPs attempt to sustain and grow these programs,
telephone interviews were conducted with state IVPP directors and other
program staff members in a sample of states in 2005.
Preventing Youth Suicide in Rural America: Recommendations to States, 2008
This report presents
recommendations that approach youth suicide prevention through the lens
of America’s rural communities, so that both the strengths and
limitations of rural settings can be taken into account to design and
implement more effective prevention strategies.
Making a Difference: State Injury and Violence Prevention Programs, 2006
The state activities described in this book make it clear: state injury and violence prevention programs save lives and money.
Strategies to Improve Non-Fatal Suicide Attempt Surveillance: Recommendations from an Expert Roundtable, 2006
their review of current public health surveillance activities,
roundtable experts expressed great concern about the lack of resources
and infrastructure within state and local health departments to conduct
surveillance, conduct epidemiological analyses, and disseminate data. This
report delineates their recommendations for creating capacity and