November 25, 2017
The British Medical Journal’s Injury Prevention Journal published a paper on the National Child Helmet Action Plan (NCHAP), titled Evaluation of an integrated multisector campaign to increase child helmet use in Vietnam, this month. The paper was a collaboration between authors from AIP Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Field Epidemiology Training Program, and the FIA Foundation.
The study presents child helmet use before, during and after implementing the NCHAP in Vietnam and evaluates its effect on child helmet use. The NCHAP, an integrated multisector campaign, incorporated a wide-scale public awareness campaign, school-based interventions, increased police patrolling and enforcement, and capacity building and support to relevant government departments in target provinces.
Injury Prevention is an international peer-reviewed journal that offers the best in science, policy, and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. The journal publishes original research, opinion, debate, and special features on the prevention of unintentional, occupational, and intentional (violence-related) injuries.
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