Local Stakeholders' Perspectives on Improving the Urban Environment to Reduce Child Pedestrian Injury: Implementing Effective Public Health Interventions at the Local Level

This article considers strategies to reduce child pedestrian injury, focusing on ways to implement effective public health interventions at the local level. The authors stress that local-level public health interventions require action from multiple agencies, organizations and individuals. The authors sought local stakeholders' perspectives by conducting 20 in-person, key informant interviews with people who would be the likely advocates for environmental change to improve the pedestrian environment in one US city (Baltimore, Maryland). The people being interviewed considered implementing environmental pedestrian injury prevention interventions as best addressed by an informed citizenry working with local government. The authors discuss the importance of reframing child pedestrian injury risk as a livability issue, increasing awareness about the potential impact of environmental changes to improve public safety, and the need for a formal efficient process to facilitate communication between local government and other stakeholders. The authors conclude that effective advocacy will be needed to force this issue onto the political agenda and help funnel scarce resources into this vital area.

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  • Authors:
    • Frattaroli, Shannon
    • Defrancesco, Susan
    • Gielen, Andrea C
    • Bishai, David M
    • Guyer, Bernard
  • Publication Date: 2006-12-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2007 8:48PM