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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

TIPS (Trauma Injury Prevention Snippets) newsletter January 2018


Goal 4; Component 13; Prevention

The Role of Injury Prevention for the NCRETAC

The Northeast Colorado RETAC would like to develop strategic use of NCRETAC funds to approach prevention topics region wide.

The Northeast Colorado RETAC feels it is important to focus on the following components of injury prevention:

  • Best Practices in Injury Prevention, through identification of agencies and organizations that currently provide good public education programs.
  • Measuring outcomes of Injury Prevention programs
  • Strategic use of injury prevention funds
  • Methods of distribution or utilization of injury prevention funds regionally.

Models and Methods in Reducing Injuries

  • In order to be most effective, injury prevention programs should be multi-faceted
    • Research Validated Best Practice
      • A program, activity or strategy that has the highest degree of proven effectiveness supported by objective and comprehensive research and evaluation.
  • Field Tested Best Practice
    • A program, activity or strategy that has been shown to work effectively and produce successful outcomes and is supported to some degree by subjective and objective data sources.
  • Promising Practice
    • A program, activity or strategy that has worked within one organization and shows promise during its early stages for becoming a best practice with long term sustainable impact.  A promising practice must have some objective basis for claiming effectiveness and must have the potential for replication among other organizations.

Priority Injury Topics

Based on injury-related data and the community and political will in the Northeast Colorado RETAC, the following injury areas were selected to be approved for funding regional projects.

  • Older adult fall-related injuries
  • Motor vehicle-related injuries
    • Occupant safety, including seat belt usage
    • Distracted Driving
  • Prescription Drug Overdose prevention
  • Other, data driven field tested projects approved by the board.

Estimated Cost

Project Funds $12,012.00

Desired Outcome

  1. Develop an online application form that outlines application requirements.
  • Research Validated Best Practice.
  • Field Tested Practice
  • Promising Practice
  1. Applicants must present information to board for approval, showing timeline start and end dates. Projects must commence in the current fiscal year and end by the end of the current fiscal year.
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