Partnering with mutual aid associations to provide home injury prevention

Tothy, A.; Wiltsek, D. L.; Sheehan, K.

Fam Community Health. 2009 Mar 24; 32(2):101-4

Abstract

Injury is the leading cause of death and a leading cause of morbidity among children in the US. Poor, minority children, especially those with language and cultural differences, are disproportionately affected. The traditional childhood injury prevention approaches (eg, physician office counseling, public service announcements) may not be effective when significant language and cultural differences exist between provider and client. Partnering with mutual aid associations to create low literacy education tools for their home visitors to use to teach immigrant families about home safety may be one method to provide injury prevention information.

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