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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162487
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safe Communities Coalitions of Minnesota
Abstract:
Safe Communities Coalitions of Minnesota
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Roggenbuck, Amy, BAS
P.I. Institution Name:Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
Title:Community Health Liaison
Contact Address:3315 131st Avenue, Bellingham, MN, 56212, USA
Contact Telephone:(320) 568-2471
[Injury Prevention Posters] Injury Prevention Topic: Approximately 500 lives are lost on out roadways each year in Minnesota. Vehicle crashes also cause around 35,000 injuries every year. These crashes not only cause loss of life and permanent disabilities, but projected costs can total up to 1.1 billion dollars per year. Through the tabulation of crash reports researchers are able to identify the top causes to include: non seat belt use, impaired driving, unsafe speed, and distracted driving. All of these contributing factors are caused by human behavior. Therefore, nearly every crash can be prevented by changing human behavior and the norm of "crashes are just accidents."

Implementation:
The twenty three current Safe Communities Coalitions across the State are funded by a competitive grant process through the State government who obtains their funds from the Federal government. Although many coalitions have similar goals, they operate at a community level and conduct a thorough needs assessment of their area to define their programming. The programming primarily focuses around disseminating key traffic safety issues out to the general public through a variety of activities. These activities are implemented by local coalition members with ongoing support from the staff at the State level. Program evaluation is conducted in several ways throughout each grant year and includes a variety of tools.

Outcomes:
Through the Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Initiative, which Safe Communities falls under, governmental agencies have joined forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries in Minnesota. The goal is to someday have no deaths attributed to traffic crashes. Since this Initiative and Safe Communities Coalitions began forming, we have gone from 625 deaths in the year 2000, to 510 deaths in 2007. There continues to be a steady increase in vehicle registrations and vehicle miles driven each year, while total vehicle crashes continues to decrease. In 2000, a total of 103,591 crashes were reported in Minnesota, with a decrease to 78,745 crashes in 2006.

Recommendations:
It is important that we have Emergency Medical Services, including emergency nurses and injury prevention care providers, as key partners in Safe Communities Coalitions. They offer essential expertise and insight into the trauma they encounter with patients involved in traffic crashes. Although there are many existing Safe Communities Coalitions, there are many regions in the State that may benefit from the Safe Communities concept.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSafe Communities Coalitions of Minnesotaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162487-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Safe Communities Coalitions of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Roggenbuck, Amy, BAS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Community Health Liaison</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3315 131st Avenue, Bellingham, MN, 56212, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(320) 568-2471</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amyots@farmerstel.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Injury Prevention Posters] Injury Prevention Topic: Approximately 500 lives are lost on out roadways each year in Minnesota. Vehicle crashes also cause around 35,000 injuries every year. These crashes not only cause loss of life and permanent disabilities, but projected costs can total up to 1.1 billion dollars per year. Through the tabulation of crash reports researchers are able to identify the top causes to include: non seat belt use, impaired driving, unsafe speed, and distracted driving. All of these contributing factors are caused by human behavior. Therefore, nearly every crash can be prevented by changing human behavior and the norm of &quot;crashes are just accidents.&quot;<br/><br/>Implementation:<br/>The twenty three current Safe Communities Coalitions across the State are funded by a competitive grant process through the State government who obtains their funds from the Federal government. Although many coalitions have similar goals, they operate at a community level and conduct a thorough needs assessment of their area to define their programming. The programming primarily focuses around disseminating key traffic safety issues out to the general public through a variety of activities. These activities are implemented by local coalition members with ongoing support from the staff at the State level. Program evaluation is conducted in several ways throughout each grant year and includes a variety of tools. <br/><br/>Outcomes:<br/>Through the Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Initiative, which Safe Communities falls under, governmental agencies have joined forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries in Minnesota. The goal is to someday have no deaths attributed to traffic crashes. Since this Initiative and Safe Communities Coalitions began forming, we have gone from 625 deaths in the year 2000, to 510 deaths in 2007. There continues to be a steady increase in vehicle registrations and vehicle miles driven each year, while total vehicle crashes continues to decrease. In 2000, a total of 103,591 crashes were reported in Minnesota, with a decrease to 78,745 crashes in 2006. <br/><br/>Recommendations:<br/>It is important that we have Emergency Medical Services, including emergency nurses and injury prevention care providers, as key partners in Safe Communities Coalitions. They offer essential expertise and insight into the trauma they encounter with patients involved in traffic crashes. Although there are many existing Safe Communities Coalitions, there are many regions in the State that may benefit from the Safe Communities concept.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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