Utah's strategic framework is a plan for the prevention of violence and injuries through a shared risk and protective approach.
For the past 35 years, Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) has endeavored to prevent and minimize the harm caused by injuries and violence. VIPP has learned a lot over these years and have valued our collaboration with you, our partner.
Prevention science indicates social determinants play a significant role in our health and safety. These determinants, or risk and protective factors, are key to determining how to address community health and safety issues. The greater the number of risk factors, the greater the chances of adverse outcomes over the lifespan.
Strategies to Prevent Violence and Injury
1. Improve access and utilization of health care.
2. Improve the socioeconomic conditions for Utahns.
3. Encourage social norms that promote safety and health.
4. Enhance the physical environment to improve safe and healthy living.
5. Promote individual, family, and community connectedness.