UNITING FOR PROGRESS: TRAFFIC SAFETY DIVERSITY FORUM, JUNE 11-13, 1995, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

In 1993, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established a Diversity Initiative to focus on the issue of how to target highway traffic safety messages to diverse audiences (Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans). NHTSA's Traffic Safety Programs (TSPs) initiated new partnerships with ethnic and culturally diverse organizations in an effort to learn about their specific problems and needs. As a part of that TSP Diversity Initiative, it was determined that NHTSA should sponsor a diversity information exchange forum. The forum would bring together non-governmental organizations for the sole purpose of providing an opportunity for an interchange of ideas among individuals. Participants would share information about various groups' activities and plans to deliver safety, public health or related programs and messages to specific populations regarding traffic safety. This diversity information exchange forum was held June 11-13, 1995 in Alexandria, Virginia. CEOs, presidents, and executive directors of culturally diverse national, state, and local public health, service, and grassroots organizations attended along with NHTSA senior level managers. Information was exchanged on marketing strategies, empowerment, educational approaches, program success, and opportunities for improvement in delivering programs. This document presents a summary of the diversity information exchange forum. Included are the following: Opening Remarks by F.L. Brisbane; Keynote Address by P. Recht; Panel Discussion summary; Luncheon Address by T. Evans; a summary of each breakout session's report and recommendations as drafted and presented by that session's facilitator and recorder; a summary of recommendations; Closing Remarks by J. Hedlund; Wrap Up and Adjournment by F. Brisbane; and Appendices containing the (A) Agenda, (B) List of Participants, and (C) Evaluation Summary.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00732407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 418
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1997 12:00AM