Performance Improvement 2011-2012. How Successful Were Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Programs At Reducing High Rates Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, And Increasing Restraint Use?

01/01/2012

This project evaluated the four CDC-funded Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Programs. From 2004 to 2009, CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) funded four Native American Tribes to design, implement, and tailor effective injury prevention programs to reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths among members of their communities. The goals of this evaluation project were to: 1) determine if evidence-based interventions can be successfully tailored to Tribal communities to reduce the high rates of motor vehicle injury and death; 2) determine the impact of these strategies in reducing motor vehicle injuries, reducing crashes, or increasing occupant restraint use among the four Tribes; 3) determine the core elements, key characteristics, and collaborations needed for these strategies to be successful in Tribal communities; 4) determine the barriers that Tribes face in implementing these programs; and 5) learn how to move these effective strategies into widespread use with other Tribes.

Tribal programs increased driver seat belt use by 38% to 315%, passenger seat belt use by 85% to 220%, child safety seat use by 40%, and decreased motor vehicle crashes by 29%.

Report Title: Program Evaluation, Dissemination, and Translation: CDC-Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Programs

Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Anne Dellinger, 770-488-4811
Performer: University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
Record ID: 9405 (Report issued January 1, 2010)

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