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Program Development


IP Coordinators look at injury data trends and epidemiological data (data resources are listed in the “Getting Started” section of this guide) in their respective communities to determine high-risk groups and focus areas. The information extracted from data and other research is the first step needed to develop successful prevention programs. Related to the first step of the public health model described hereafter, this step is where IP Coordinators define the problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines how the public health model should be used to solve problems regarding injuries. The model has four steps: define the problem, identify risk and protective factors, develop and test prevention strategies, and assure widespread adoption.


The third step of the model, develop and test prevention strategies, is where program development occurs. Once the injury prevention professional looks at data and other sources to identify the causes of a particular injury trend, they are able to develop a program intended to ameliorate the problem area. 

 

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