Shared Risk +
Protective Factors

Many injuries share risk and protective factors. Risk factors are those that increase the probability of injury. Protective factors are those that decrease the likelihood of injury. Substance use is an example of a risk factor that is shared by all the prioritized injury areas. A safe, supportive community is an example of a protective factor that is associated with all prioritized injury areas. Multiple other risk and protective factors are shared across injury areas. Focusing on shared risk and protective factors is gaining traction in public and behavioral health initiatives. It allows prevention efforts to have greater reach across multiple areas of concern and creates opportunities to leverage limited resources.

The Center for Safe Alaskans is convening a group of stakeholders who are working together to develop shared definitions of the factors and investigating best and promising practices which could be implemented in Alaska to address them. Developing a better understanding of critical common risk and protective factors will inform cross-cutting prevention interventions and encourage cross-pollination of resources across various injury, violence and other health related topics.

Risk Factor

Risk factors are those that increase the probability of injury

Protective Factor

Protective factors are those that decrease the likelihood of injury.

Adolescent Shared Risk and Protective Factors

Shared Risk and Protective Factor Resources

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Center for Safe Alaskans supports  organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to help prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well-being. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work, injury prevention and safety in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. 

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