MCHbest. NPM 7: Injury Hospitilization
Strategy. Partnerships to Scale Evidence-based Programs and Practices
Approach. Align and mobilize traditional and non-traditional partners to sustainably implement and widely spread child safety programs and strategies.
Overview. Traditional partners may include those at federal, state and local governments while non-traditional partners might include those from schools, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, and the private sector.
Evidence. Expert Opinion. Strategies with this rating are recommended by credible, impertial experts and are consistent with zccepted theoretical frameworks. Further research is needed to confirm effects. See references for initial studies that support this strategy.
Target Audience. State/National.
Outcome. Injury Prevention and Safe Behaviors. Ten studies focused on motor vehicled related injuries for teen drivers. Of these, seven studies evaluated the effectiveness of a graduated driver license (GDL) program to reduce motor vehicle crashes among teen drivers. For detailed information on the outcomes of these studies, click this link to review the full report, beginning on page 59.
Examples from the Field. Access descriptions of ESMs across all states/jurisdictions that use this strategy directly or intervention components that align with this strategy. You can use these ESMs to see how other Title V agencies are addressing the NPM.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Servcies sustainably and widely spread graduated driver license (GDL) education to teen drivers, parents, and caregivers by leveraging partnerships with schools, driver education instructors, the Highway Safety Office, NE Patrol, etc. Updated information on GDL was put into the DMV Driver Manual and more than 7,000 education cards have been distributed amongs thier partners.
The Role of Title V. Title V agencies can take a systems approach to lead and manage the establishment and/or expansion of traditional and non-traditional partnerships to achieve results:
- Lead with a systems approach.
- Conduct an environmental scan.
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis.
- Align partner priorities, create commitment to a common SMART aim statement, and identify partner roles (e.g., priority matrix, spheres of influence).
- Identify areas for improvement (e.g., root cause analysis, system map).
- Apply a quality improvement approach to achieve results (e.g., collaborative partnerships, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, data-driven decision making).
For additional suggestions on how to develop programs to support this strategy, see The Role of Title V in Adapting Strategies.
Sample ESMs. Using the approach “Align and mobilize traditional and non-traditional partners to sustainably implement and widely spread child safety programs and strategies,” here are sample ESMs you can use as a model for your own measures using the Results-Based Accountability framework:
Note. ESMs become stronger as they move from measuring quantity to measuring quality (moving from Quadrants 1 and 3, respectively, to Quadrants 2 and 4) and from measuring effort to measuring effect (moving from Quadrants 1 and 2, respectively, to Quadrants 3 and 4).
1 Children's Safety Network. Evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies for child and adolescent injury prevention. Education Development Center (2019).
2 Leonardo J.B., Spicer, S.S., Katradis, M., Allison, J., & Thomas, R. (2018). Buidling the Child Safety Innovation and Improvement Network: How does it work and what is it achieving? Injury Prevention, 1-6.