August 11, 2017
Nhan Le Dinh Trong, a researcher at the Institute of Public Health in Ho Chi Minh City, collaborated with AIP Foundation to present his findings on the National Child Helmet Action Plan (NCHAP) at the 9th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The study analyzes child helmet use before, during, and after implementation of the NCHAP and evaluates the law’s effect on child helmet use. The NCHAP is an integrated multi-sector campaign that has incorporated a wide-scale public awareness campaign with school-based interventions, increased police patrolling and enforcement, and capacity-building and support of relevant government departments in target provinces.
Nhan Le Dinh Trong is part of the Vietnam Field Epidemiology Training Program, which is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET). TEPHINET is a professional network of 69 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) working in more than 100 countries. TEPHINET aims to strengthen international public health capacity by training field epidemiologists through an applied apprenticeship program.