Friday, November 22, 2019

Article: Motor Vehicle Injury prevention in Eight American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

New Article on Motor Vehicle Safety: Motor vehicle injury prevention in eight American Indian/Alaska Native communities: results from the 2010-2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program

The article shares promoting results, including the following highlights:

  • Four projects exceeded their goals for percentage change increases in seat belt (SB) use.
  • SB use significantly increased in three projects (10-43% average annual increase).
  • Motor vehicle injuries significantly decreased in three projects (10-21% average annual decrease).
  • Proven strategies to increase SB use and decrease motor vehicle injury can be tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

The publication link can be found on the IHS IP Resources - Motor Vehicle Safety page.