January 2004

Grant Results

SUMMARY

The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, in partnership with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, convened a conference, "Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free."

The conference was held April 19–20, 2002, in Dallas. Association members received training at the conference to promote implementation of the coalition's model child injury prevention program.

The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions is a not-for-profit organization of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers and related health systems.

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Key Results

  • Project staff conducted a needs assessment survey of the association's 168 member institutions in November and December 2001.
  • The conference drew 178 participants, including 36 four-member multidisciplinary teams from association hospitals.
  • Project staff produced three publications: A conference workbook, a conference proceedings and a CD-ROM.
  • And project staff provided technical assistance to member hospitals seeking to join the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.

Funding
RWJF supported this project with a grant of $533,190 from February 2001 to April 2003.

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THE PROBLEM

Injury is the leading cause of childhood illness, hospital admissions, and death in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 6,700 children die each year as a result of preventable injuries; another 120,000 become permanently disabled; and 14 million are injured seriously enough to require medical treatment.

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RWJF STRATEGY

RWJF supported the Harlem Hospital's Injury Prevention Program, a model, hospital-based, community program developed in 1984 to address the high child injury rate in New York City's Harlem community (see Grant Results on ID#s 013396 and 014056). The program provides safety education, safe play areas, and extracurricular activities for children and adolescents. Through the 1990s, RWJF supported efforts to replicate the program in nearly a dozen cities and in 1998 helped launch the Injury Free Coalition for Kids to develop a national network and technical center on pediatric injury prevention (see Grant Results on ID#s 023514, 032588). In 2001, the coalition received a $15 million grant to add as many as 40 new sites nationwide (ID# 042034).

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THE PROJECT

Under this grant, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, in partnership with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, convened a conference, "Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free," April 19–20, 2002, in Dallas, Texas. Association members received training at the conference to promote implementation of the coalition's model child injury prevention program. In addition, the project staff created a workbook and CD-ROM and other resources and offered technical assistance to member hospitals in an effort to further promote the model and raise children's hospitals' effectiveness in injury prevention.

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RESULTS

In a report to RWJF, the project director described the following project accomplishments:

  • Project staff conducted a needs assessment survey of the association's 168 member institutions in November and December 2001. The questionnaire covered prevention (for example, risk areas addressed, special populations targeted, and types of educational and prevention programming); community partnerships; program evaluations; funding and gaps in resources. (See the Bibliography for details on the survey instruments.)
  • In partnership with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, project staff convened a conference, "Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free," April 19–20, 2002, in Dallas, Texas. Attending the conference were 178 participants, including 36 four-member multidisciplinary teams from association hospitals. (The grant supported 35 teams; one team was self-funded.) The meeting included three keynote presentations, four plenary sessions, nine concurrent workshops and nine clinic sessions exploring topics such as data collection, program evaluation, coalition building and the cost of injury.
  • Project staff produced three publications:
    • A conference workbook, entitled Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free, which contains fact sheets and copies of PowerPoint presentations delivered at the conference.
    • A conference proceedings, entitled Partners in Prevention: Practical Tools from a National Conference, which expands on content covered during workshop sessions including evaluation, data collection, and designing interventions for children with disabilities.
    • A CD-ROM, entitled Preventing Childhood Injuries: A Collection of Resources, which contains more than 200 injury prevention resources (e.g., print materials, Web links, PowerPoint presentations and audio clips) that were contributed by 26 children's hospitals.
  • Project staff provided technical assistance to member hospitals seeking to join the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. In 2002, of 12 new Injury Free Coalition grantees selected after the conference, 10 were National Association of Children's Hospitals members, of which 8 had attended the Partners in Prevention conference.

Communications

The association disseminated 200 print copies of the workbook; 700 of the CD-ROM resource collection; and 700 print and 2,700 electronic copies of the proceedings. Currently, the workbook and CD-ROM resource collection are available only to association member institutions. Print copies of Partners in Prevention: Practical Tools from a National Conference are available by request; the report can also be downloaded from the association's Web site. See the Bibliography for details.

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AFTER THE GRANT

The project ended with the close of the grant. In 2003, of 13 new Injury Free Coalition sites, 11 are National Association of Children's Hospitals members. Of the 40 Injury Free Coalition sites operating as of 2003, 30 are National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions members. Dissemination of grant-generated materials continues post grant, including 3,400 downloaded copies of Partners in Prevention: Practical Tools from a National Conference as of November 2003.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Conference to Train Member Hospitals in Injury Prevention

Grantee

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (Alexandria,  VA)

  • Amount: $ 533,190
    Dates: February 2001 to April 2003
    ID#:  039908

Contact

Karen Seaver Hill
(703) 684-1355
khill@nachri.org

Web Site

http://www.childrenshospitals.net

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APPENDICES


Appendix 1

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Injury Prevention Advisory Committee

David Alexander, M.D.
President
De Vos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Linda Brees
Manager, Children's Advocacy
Children's Hospital
Greenville Hospital System
Greenville, S.C.

Delores Capers
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa.

Denise Dowd, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
The Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Mo.

Michael Gittelman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Linda Hankins
Member
NACHRI Council on Child Advocacy
Associate Director
Community Education and Advocacy
James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Ind.

Mark Hoffacker
Advocacy Manager
St. Mary's Foundation for Children
Bayside, N.Y.

Nancy Litzinger
Director
Child Health Advocacy and Outreach
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Mo.

Terri McFadden-Garden, M.D.
Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Ga.

Karen Sheehan, M.D.
The Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ill.

Adjunct Advisory Member:
Beth Edgerton, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Articles

Hill KS and Lally K. "Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free." Children's Hospitals Today, Vol. 9, 22–23, 2001. Also appears online.

Reports

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free Conference Workbook. Alexandria, Va.: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, 2002. Available in print to association member hospitals and organizations; approximately 200 distributed.

Edgerton B. Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free Conference Evaluation Summary. Alexandria, Va.: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, 2002.

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. Partners in Prevention: Practical Tools from a National Conference. Alexandria, Va.: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, 2002. Available in print, or online. 700 print copies and 3,400 electronic copies disseminated.

Survey Instruments

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, Injury Prevention Resources: What Are We Missing? Fielded nationally to all 168 Association member institutions. November 1–December 15, 2001.

National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free Conference Application Survey. Fielded nationally to all 168 Association member institutions. October 5–December 14, 2001.

Sponsored Conferences

Partners in Prevention: Making Communities Injury Free, National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, April 19–20, 2002, Dallas, Texas. Attended by 178 participants representing 36 NACHRI member hospitals. 3 keynote presentations, 1 panel, and 9 workshops.

Audio-Visuals and Computer Software

Preventing Childhood Injury: A Collection of Resources, a CD-ROM that provides more than 200 resources (print materials, Web links, PowerPoint presentations and audio clips) collected from 26 member institutions of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, designed to address the local needs and opportunities in injury prevention. Alexandria, Va.: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, 2002. Available to association member hospitals; 700 disseminated.

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Report prepared by: Jan Hempel
Reviewed by: Richard Camer
Reviewed by: Molly McKaughan
Program Officer: Judith S. Stavisky

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