213242 State of State Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Program Capacity

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 1:00 PM

Amber Williams , State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA), Atlanta, GA
Michelle Wynn, MPH , STIPDA, Atlanta, GA
The State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA) will introduce the STIPDA State of the States project the association's premiere assessment of capacity among state injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs in the US. The State of the States survey continues to build upon STIPDA's work to develop infrastructure in the field of injury and violence prevention. The findings and recommendations in this report provide key information that will be used to educate federal, state and local prevention partners of the need for comprehensive injury and violence prevention programs grounded in a public health approach and located within state health departments.  During this session, STIDPA will discuss findings, potential implications for the field of injury and violence prevention practice and next steps.   

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the core components of state injury and violence prevention programs as defined by STIPDA. 2. Describe the current status of state injury and violence prevention program infrastructure. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the findings and potential implications for injury and violence prevention practice.

Keywords: Collaboration, Health Departments

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Executive Director of STIPDA
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.