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Assessment Checklist of Key Activities
in a Systems Approach to Developing a
Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program


I. ARE LEAD AGENCY CAPACITY-BUILDING ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE?

  • Overall mission of the injury prevention program is defined
  • Full time staff designated responsible for monitoring injuries and prevention efforts
  • Roles and responsibilities of injury staff are clearly defined
  • Relation of injury staff and program to overall organization is clearly defined
  • Staff is trained in the science of injury control and cross disciplinary coordination
  • Workshops, professional education, professional literature available to staff
  • Agreements are in place for obtaining data needed to define problems and evaluate strategies
  • Protocols exist for sharing information and expertise across program areas within the health department and governmental agencies
  • Injury prevention included in the training of other health professionals in the health department
  • Injury prevention is incorporated into existing health department programs
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)


II. ARE ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE?

A. Data Collection and Analysis

(Adapted from: Gallagher, S et al., Measurements for Key Activities in a Systems Approach to Developing a Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program. Education Development Center, Inc. Boston, MA.)

  • Mortality data is used to define problems
  • Mortality data is used to evaluate intervention strategies
  • Morbidity data is used to define problems
  • Morbidity data is used to evaluate intervention strategies
  • Efforts are underway to improve the quantity and quality of morbidity data
  • Cost data is being gathered and analyzed
  • Agencies which collect data are coordinating activities
  • Existing data sets are being utilized
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

B. Environmental Analysis

  • County demographics available
  • Analysis of ethnic composition, occupational status, educational and economic levels of catchment population is completed
  • Task Force to advise injury program is operational
  • Complimentary activities are identified within health department, sister agencies and community
  • Key legislative committees and supporters are identified
  • Key media and reporters are identified
  • Powerful governmental figures and agencies are identified
  • Powerful community figures, institutions and agencies are identified
  • Current public issues and concerns are identified
  • Groups, agencies and powerful individuals likely to support injury control efforts are identified
  • Groups, agencies and powerful individuals likely to oppose injury control efforts are identified
  • Groups, agencies and powerful individuals likely to be in competition with prevention efforts are identified
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)


III. ARE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE?

A. Development of a Comprehensive Plan

  • Written plan for injury control is in place
  • Plan contains goals and measurable objectives
  • Plan is time bound and specific
  • Plan has short and long term goals
  • Short term goals are feasible
  • Plan includes the responsible party for each objective
  • Plan was developed through group consensus
  • Plan supports the overall state injury control plan
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

B. Targeting High Risk Groups and Injuries

  • Proposed interventions based on mortality and morbidity data for the defined geographic area / target group
  • Proposed intervention based on analysis of injuries by age, race, economic status
  • Proposed interventions based on analysis of injuries by severity and cost
  • Problem is of concern or potential interest to the target population or community
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

C. Involvement of Key Individuals

  • Advisory committee or Task Force has been established
  • Members drawn from both inside and outside the health department
  • Mission statement is written and approved
  • Members clear on their roles and responsibilities
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

D. Selection of Effective Interventions

  • Interventions are based on local and state data
  • Interventions are based on current research and literature
  • Interventions address the problem identified or known contributing factors
  • Interventions support state and local injury control plans
  • Interventions are cost effective
  • Interventions are developmentally appropriate
  • Interventions utilize existing formal or informal institutions and structures
  • Interventions are modified for local implementation with input from the target population
  • Interventions utilize public and private partnerships
  • Interventions combine education, technology and legislation/regulation
  • Legislative/regulatory interventions are feasible
  • Safety devices are available
  • Safety devices are affordable or cost issues can be addressed
  • Educational materials are available or can be developed
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

E. Evaluation

  • Staff member designated responsible for evaluation
  • Evaluation plan in place prior to implementation
  • Data collection instruments and protocols in place
  • Designated individuals are trained in their use
  • Correct use of data collection instruments is monitored and further training provided as needed
  • Periodic meetings are held for problem solving and feedback
  • Designated staff member is available for continued support, training and technical assistance
  • Results of evaluations are used to adjust intervention plan and implementation activities
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)


IV. ARE RESULTS OF INTERVENTION EFFORTS USED TO STRENGTHEN INJURY CONTROL PROGRAM?

  • Evaluation results are used to modify interventions
  • Lessons learned are incorporated into future injury control plans
  • Lessons learned are incorporated into on-going interventions
  • Lessons learned are disseminated to others in the injury control field
Comments: (Successes, gaps, problems, plan to address problems and gaps)

 

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