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Partnering with mutual aid associations to provide home injury prevention.

Authors
  • Tothy, Alison
  • Wiltsek, Dana L
  • Sheehan, Karen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family & Community Health
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
32
Issue
2
Pages
101–104
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e318199462f
PMID: 19305208
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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