Injury Prevention Resource Library

Resources for Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

CDC Tribal Road Safety
A tribal road safety toolkit for tribal governments and health professionals. The toolkit provides intervention examples for motor vehicle crash prevention and increasing seatbelt and car seat/booster seat use. The Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention best practices guide summarizes the burden of motor vehicle crash injury and death for AI/AN communities and offers strategies to increase seat belt use, increase child safety seat use, and reduce alcohol-impaired driving. The guide defines each practice (Commitment, Collaboration, Data and Evaluation, Tailored Evidence-Based Strategies, Technical Support) and covers lessons learned, case examples, and resources.

The Community Guide – Motor Vehicle Injury
A guide providing a list of evidence-based strategies for motor vehicle injury, including task force findings, presentations and promotional materials, and links for additional resources on the topic. Also included under the ‘summary findings’ tab is an alphabetized list of intervention approaches to refer to.

NHTSA Countermeasures that Work
A US Department of Transportation publication to help practitioners select evidence-based countermeasures for nine traffic safety problem areas: Alcohol and Drug-Impaired Driving; Seat Belts and Child Restraints; Speeding and Speed Management; Distracted and Drowsy Driving; Motorcycle Safety; Young Drivers; Older Drivers; Pedestrians; and Bicycles. This resource summarizes each strategy and countermeasure to help demonstrate their effectiveness, costs, and expected implementation time.

BIA Indian Highway Safety Program
Administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP), this program provides funding to assist federally recognized Indian Tribes with implementing traffic safety projects. IHSP Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) perform on-site monitoring on a routine basis and communicate weekly with representatives of each project. A follow-up visit from IHSP officials help representatives implement program assessments and provide a plan for performance improvements.

Federal Highway Administration Tribal Transportation Program
The Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) is a fully funded program providing transportation and public road access to and within reservations, Indian lands, and AI/AN communities. Aside from the TPP Fund, the Tribal Transportation Safety website links to transportation safety plans, toolkits, road safety audits, and additional resources.

IHS Injury Prevention Program
The Injury Prevention Program is an IHS funded initiative to address injury disparities in AI/AN communities. Included are links to useful resources on motor vehicle crashes, information on Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP) funding, and dates for comprehensive injury prevention trainings.

UNC Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Resources
Tools and resources for practitioners on injury prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation aimed at reducing motor vehicle crash injury. Each resource listed contains a resource description. Also included are event templates for traffic safety interventions and sample surveys on seatbelt laws, youth alcohol use, and occupant restraint use.

US National Library of Medicine
Government-published research and data on AI/AN health concerns with helpful statistics for researchers, health professionals, & educators to reference, and health information curated for the general public. Publication sources include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

2010 AIAN Census Brief
A detailed report on AI/AN in the United States covering AI/AN growth and dispersal across the county, pattern emergence among AI/AN groupings, and other population trends. Census data is critical for research that underlies many policy decisions at all levels of government, and within domains such as education, housing and health.

Resources for Falls Prevention

Youth Injury Prevention: Sports, Bicycles, Skateboards

Children’s Safety Network Bike Safety Brochure
Strategies and resources for community organizations to use in the development and implementation of bike safety programs for youth. Program planning and implementation guides, links to funding and evaluation resources, and other materials are available.

Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership Evidence Based Interventions for Youth Sports Injury
Sport injury prevention strategies for 10 of the most popular youth sports, and the evidence-based behavioral and environmental interventions to best address them. Policy recommendations for community, organizational, and state levels are recommended and discussed.

Manitoba Coalition for Active and Safe Kids’ Skateboard Safety Module
A comprehensive overview of skateboard and inline skating safety. Statistics on injury rates, prevention strategies for families and community organizations, program ideas, funding sources, evidence based strategies, evaluation toolkits, and additional resources are also included.

Safe Kids USA Bicycle, Skate, and Skateboard Safety
Bicycle, skate, and skateboard safety fact sheet providing statistics and information on morbidity and mortality injury trends. Proven interventions are highlighted for children ages 14 and under, providing further benefits and recommendations for costs and regulations.

Older Adults Falls Prevention

CDC Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs
A guide to implementing effective community and evidence-based fall prevention programs, that reviews planning, partnerships, program selection, promotion, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability. Additional resources and materials are provided for greater detail of prevention programs.

CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults
A handbook to assist practitioners and community organizations in implementing effective elderly falls prevention programs. The handbook guides users throughout the entire implementation process, from planning the program and developing partnerships, to selecting and implementing the best-fit intervention, and during the promotion, evaluation, and assessment of the program.

National Falls Prevention Resource Center: Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
An interactive website that lists examples of national programs proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falling. Each program links to a summary, the program’s website, and a video to serve as reference for more information on a specific program.

Health & Aging Age-Page on Falls and Fractures
A resource developed by the National Institutes on Aging to empower individuals and providers to make more informed decisions on lifestyle changes, exercise integration, and other strategies to manage falls prevention within the home. Additional information is included on state and national programs working to prevent injuries and fatalities due to elderly falls.

Resources for Coalition-Building

Free Toolkits and Materials

Coalition Building Part 1: Starting a Coalition (Part 1 of 2)
A Community Tool Box resource with an extensive step-by-step guide for starting a coalition. The guide details how to start a coalition, advantages and obstacles in the early stages of coalition-building, information on assembling core group members, and resources for planning and holding effective coalition meetings. Checklists and worksheets to assist in coalition building are also included.

Coalition Building Part 2: Maintaining a Coalition (Part 2 of 2)
A Community Tool Box supplemental resource to Part 1 with information and materials to sustain the coalition and its mission over time. This guide details how to maintain momentum in a coalition, details on designing a maintenance plan, resources for evaluating the coalition, and alternatives to consider if obstacles arise. Checklists and worksheets to assist in coalition maintenance are also included.

Coalitions Work: Tools and Resources
An all-inclusive list of materials for coalition-builders including downloadable tools on coalition formation and maintenance. Tools include inventory checklists, needs assessment materials, strategic planning guides, evaluation surveys, and information on effective leadership.

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin: Coalition Building Toolkit
A resource guide designed to assist coalition leaders in holding effective coalition meetings. Templates and worksheets are included for creating agendas, writing up meeting minutes, proposing a mission and goals, and examples of team building exercises. Also included are needs assessment materials to consider in order to maintain a strong coalition.


Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
Prevention Institute guide which guides practitioners throughout each necessary step to build and sustain a coalition: analyzing program objectives, member recruitment, devising preliminary activities, convening the coalition, anticipating resources, defining coalition structure, coalition maintenance, and evaluation.

Vision to Action: Take Charge Too
An appendix of materials designed for coalition builders interested in building coalitions through the community-action process. Materials include worksheets covering community assessments, action plan implementation, and strategies for monitoring and evaluating the process.