This booklet contains five case studies demonstrating the following benefits of collaboration between state highway safety offices and public health agencies: (1) Working together on one specific project can lead to institutionalization of the collaborative process; (2) The strengths each agency contributes to a project result in a more effective intervention; (3) Public health/highway safety partnerships often leverage the support of many other groups; and (4) Collaboration among agencies at the state level can increase collaboration at the local level. Each case study begins with a brief history of the state's public health/highway safety collaboration to show how these experiences laid the groundwork for the current project. The joint project is then described to indicate the variety of strategies--such as training, data linkage, public information campaigns, and planning--that can be used in a collaborative effort and how each group of professionals approaches these tasks. These details will provide guidance for those in other states wishing to undertake a joint project with their counterparts in another agency. The case study concludes with descriptions of future plans for joint projects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Education Development Center, Incorporated

    55 Chapel Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02458-1060
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 987
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-92-AZ-05325
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 23 1996 12:00AM