This report documents the manner and degree of health agency involvement in motor vehicle injury prevention activities. It describes not only the existing cooperative activities between state highway safety and health agencies, but also the perceived barriers which must be overcome to promote increased interagency cooperation. This information is presented to encourage the development and expansion of these important cooperative efforts. Information was obtained by interviewing state personnel from 36 states. Highway safety personnel were interviewed in 27 states with nine states chosen for each of the following three content areas: (1) occupant restraints, (2) motorcycle helmet laws and emergency medical services, and (3) alcohol program activities and 55 mile per hour speed limit laws. Health department personnel in nine states were interviewed in regard to their agency's injury prevention programs. In addition, one state in each group was selected for an on site, in-depth study of its activities. Highway safety and health department cooperative efforts are compiled and described for each topic along with a brief summary of historical development in that program area. The characteristics of interagency relationships, including cooperative efforts, perceived barriers to cooperation, health agency priorities, and networks are examined.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-806 531
  • Contract Numbers: 3-A28
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM