Table 2

The Five Core Components and Corresponding Model Standards12 (p4)

Core componentModel standard
LeadershipThe program is sufficiently supported by trauma center administrators and/or senior hospital administrators who are invested in IVP interventions and activities that are implemented by the hospital or in collaboration with community partners.
ResourcesThe program has adequate resources (eg, staff and funding) to perform injury prevention activities, and it is overseen by an injury prevention professional who has and continually updates his or her expertise in IVP and ensures that staff have access to relevant training and professional development opportunities.
DataThe program collects, analyzes, interprets, and uses qualitative and quantitative data to determine priority program and policy interventions, evaluate progress, internally ‘make the case' for investment in IVP, and/or increase awareness among external audiences of the value of IVP programs.
Effective interventionsThe program selects, implements, and evaluates or researches evidence-based and/or evidence-informed prevention strategies that respond effectively to the major causes of injury and violence in the community.
PartnershipsThe program identifies and strengthens relationships at the community, local, state, regional and national levels that amplify the program’s impact and contribute to coordinated, effective IVP efforts.
  • IVP, injury and violence prevention.