Trust for America's Health & RWJ Foundation Injury Prevention Report

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has just released the second edition of The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report.  TFAH and RWJF worked with experts from the Safe States Alliance and the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Prevention (SAVIR) who provided guidance on the report. 

The report provides an overview of a wide range of injury and violence-related issues, including overviews of:  budgets/funding and  government programs and recommendations that support them - and overviews of topics including: seat belts, driving under the influence, child car seats and boosters, graduated drivers licenses, distracted driving, older drivers, speeding, red light cameras, motorcycle injuries, bicycle and other vehicle safety, complete streets initiatives, homicide, assault, school-related violence, bullying, gang-related violence, suicide, firearm safety, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, rape and sexual assault, child maltreatment, falls, drowning, home-related injuries, fires, traumatic brain injuries, poisoning, and prescription drug overdose and misuse.  The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) has provided a technical review of the document. 

The report also features a set of 10 indicators as examples highlighting strategies for preventing injuries and violence.  The examples provide a snapshot of some key policies and programs, and is not a comprehensive review.  To be included, indicators must have data available in all 50 states and were selected to help illustrate a range of challenges.  Safe States Alliance state representatives provided a review of the status of individual states for the indicators. NC's state-specific report is available here