WalkSafe Keeps Walking for 15 Years: A Program Review

This article offers a program review of the WalkSafe program, a project developed 15 years ago in response to the number of children admitted to Miami-Dade County, Florida, level-1 trauma centers. The authors review the intervention, place and time, intended audience, purpose, implementation, evaluation, adverse effects, sustainability, and public health significance of the WalkSafe program. The authors report that, following countywide implementation of WalkSafe, trauma data showed a 78% decrease in pediatric injuries. They stress the important role of both targeted education and multitiered collaboration with community partners in the long-term success of this program. The authors conclude that when strategizing for injury prevention, communities should place importance on incorporating safety education programs, such as WalkSafe, into their long-term goals.

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  • Accession Number: 01774301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2020 4:09PM