This project will determine (1) the effectiveness of Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) car seat programs; and (2) how to increase the use of carseats. Study subjects, mothers of children under three years old, will be recruited while in the hospital and at well-child clinics. Methods to increase awareness of the benefits of using car seasts will include "buckle-up" campaigns and encouraging tribal councils to pass and enforce seat belt ordinances.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health
FEDERAL CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Fowler, 301-443-3024
PIC ID: 5529
PERFORMER: Indian Health Service