|ACPM Childhood Injury Risk Assessment Project|
ACPM Childhood Injury Risk Assessment Tool Project
In cooperation with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ACPM has developed a childhood injury risk assessment tool for early childhood home visitation programs. Home visitation programs support participating families through interactions with a professional educator that can help them access community resources and learn skills to ensure their children grow up healthy and happy.
As preventable injuries are in the top 5 causes of death and hospitalizations among children under 5 years of age, ACPM, in partnership with the CDC and home visitation programs across the United States and Canada developed and pilot-tested a childhood injury risk assessment tool.
Completed in March 2014, this tool is designed to help home visitors start a conversation with families and educate them on major causes of injury in the home. It includes assessment questions, educational topics, and references for home visitors to gain additional background knowledge on each injury topic. In addition, the PDF includes hyperlinks between the assessment questions and educational topics.
ACPM is currently working with the CDC to create a simple mobile app version of the tool. If you are a home visitation program and interested in participating in the pilot-test or informing the development of the tool, please contact Paul Bonta, Associate Executive Director of Policy and External Affairs: pbonta (at) acpm (dot) org. Check out our latest project update here!