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Standards and Indicators for Local Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

Guidelines for Local Health Departments

In 2010, a joint workgroup of NACCHO and the Safe States Alliance developed standards for a model local health department (LHD) injury and violence prevention (IVP) program. Standards for LHDs related to IVP have been set with the following goals: (1) increasing the visibility of injury and violence as public health issues; (2) multiplying the number of LHDs that focus on IVP; (3) enhancing the effectiveness of LHD IVP efforts; and (4) spurring the development and dissemination of new tools and resources for LHDs to effectively address the causes of injury and violence. This project was supported by the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Click here to download a PDF of the standards and indicators.