1007.0 Public Health Traffic Safety Institute (Invitation Only)

Saturday, October 25, 2008: 9:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 3 contact hours
Partnership: Center for Learning and Global Public Health, ATOD,ICEHS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of the Public Health Traffic Safety Institute (PHTSI) is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary discourse, learning, and skill building amongst public health and traffic safety professionals. Training in traffic safety issues, in tandem with the basic development and in many cases the enhancement of program planning skills, will increase the potential for the Institute to influence the application of evidence based prevention strategies. Ultimately this initiative will help play a major role in strengthening linkages between public health and traffic safety. Road traffic crashes cause 1.2 million deaths and 30-50 million serious injuries annually and cost countries 1-3% of their GDP. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for young people worldwide and it is anticipated that this will double in less than 20 years if this problem does not receive immediate attention. Given the grave number of injuries and deaths due to road traffic crashes it is clear to understand this is certainly a major global public health, transportation, and economic concern. Roadways are becoming more crowded and creating problems ranging from motorcycle injuries, pedestrian safety to driver inattention and these topics will be addressed during the institute. The scientific evidence from these aforementioned topics will be used as background to frame the instituteís content. In return, this information will be incorporated into skill building exercises to assist participants in creating effective evidence- based traffic safety programs. The Institute will focus on the use of logic models as a mechanism to improve program performance. Expert faculty with a strong background in promoting the use of the social capital framework to improve public health programming and in evaluation will incorporate logic models to strengthen program planning and evaluation skills. Participants will be exposed to three types of logic models including boxes & arrows, lograme, and modular. They will also be encouraged to treat their logic model like a living document noting that reconsideration or correction may need to occur. The logic model methodology emphasizes, evaluation is concerned with identifying and measuring improvement, however defined. Noting that evaluation can be used to measure the programís assumptive theory, the programís intervention process and the programís results - all three will be considered. Participants will be guided to select the method most appropriate for their intervention. There will be an emphasis on distinguishing between program outputs and outcomes emphasizing that an output is not an indicator of success.
Session Objectives: Upon completion of the Institute participants will be able to: 1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the intersection of public health, traffic safety and injury prevention 2. Use logic models to improve program performance 3. Document positive changes and achievements in the elimination of unintentional injuries 4. Employ evidence based approaches to address traffic safety to improve program performance
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES

9:05 AM

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Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing