MCHbest. NPM 7: Injury Hospitilization
Strategy. Collaboration with Existing Evidence-based/informed Programs
Approach. Disseminate injury prevention and safe behavior information through existing evidence-based/informed home visiting, caregiver education, and school-based outreach programs.
Overview. Decreasing the rate of overall injury among children and adolescents, aged 0 - 19 by collaborating with existing evidence-based/informed home visiting programs, caregiver education programs, and school-based programs has been found to be moderatly effective.1,2
Evidence. Moderate Evidence. This strategy has been tested more than once and results trend positive overall. A systematic review suggests that home visitation may be an effective venue for improving child cognitive outcomes, and parent behavior and skill related to promoting childhood safety and preventing injury.1 (Read more about understanding evidence ratings).
Target Audience. Patients/Consumers/Caregivers
Outcome. Injury Prevention and Safe Behaviors. For detailed outcomes related to each study supporting this strategy, read the "Intervention Results" for each study listed in the references below.
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 Role of Title V. Title V agencies can use implementation science and quality improvement metods to identify pilot sites, support funding, train, and provide technical assistance (TA) for sustainable implementation and spread of evidence-based/informed strategies and programs.
- Establish an improvement team.
- Provide TA on building partnerships and accessing funding.
- Provide TA on implementation and spread using evidence-based/informed practices.
- Build and maintain a data collection system to drive 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 “Disseminate injury prevention and safe behavior information through existing evidence-based/informed home visiting, caregiver education, and school-based outreach programs,” 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 Abbott & Elliot, 2017; Burrus et al., 2012; Filene, Kamiski, Valle, & Cachat, 2013; Langford et al., 2014; MacArthur et al., 2018.
2 Katz et al., 2013; Robinson, et. al., 2013.