Standards and Indicators for Model Level I and II Trauma Center Injury and Violence Prevention Programs

This new publication is the first to outline the core components of a model injury and violence prevention (IVP) program within Level I and II trauma centers. Each core component is accompanied by a set of voluntary standards and indicators to guide the design and implementation of a model IVP program.

The guidance offers IVP programs at all levels ideas on how their programs could be expanded or strengthened, while also providing concrete, consensus-based descriptions of what constitutes a model program — one more likely to deliver the shared goals of reducing the burden and costs of injury and violence in communities across the United States. This new resource is intended to support the IVP professional and hospital leadership with tangible ideas for expanding or strengthening programs at all levels, moving beyond minimum requirements. And finally, it presents several opportunities to increase alignment and strengthen collaboration between trauma centers and public health agencies.

The report, supporting materials and webinar recording may be found at: http://www.safestates.org/?page=TraumaIVP

Should you have questions or comments related to this publication not addressed by the FAQ, you can send them to TraumaIVP@nullsafestates.org to be addressed by our trauma IVP steering committee members.