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Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Program

CDC’s New Resources

Aiming to prevent motor vehicle injuries in tribal communities
  • The Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention (TMVIP) Best Practices Guide 2016 outlines five important components for TMVIP: commitment, collaboration, data and evaluation, tailored evidence-based strategies, and technical support. Within each component, the guide covers what is needed, lessons learned, case examples, resources, and calls to action for TMVIP programs.
  • The Tribal Toolkit was developed in partnership with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to assist tribes in the promotion of evidence-based strategies that take into consideration the unique culture of American Indians/Alaska Natives.  The media toolkit includes fact sheets, brochures, posters, and a video titled “A Killer in Indian Country.”
  • Evidence-based child passenger safety interventions are both feasible in and transferable to tribal communities. During 2010-2014, five tribal communities funded by CDC implemented evidenced-based strategies from the Guide to Community Preventive Services to increase the use of child safety seats (car seats and booster seats). As a result, child safety seats use increased in all five tribal communities (ranging from 6-40%) and four out of five of the communities exceeded their goals for increased use. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/native/pubs.html