Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Partnerships to Scale Evidence-based Programs and Practices". Find other NPM 7 State/National level strategies in MCHbest.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: By 2025, 100% of local county health departments will have at least one staff member trained in safe car seat installation and use.
Numerator: Number of local county health departments that have at least one staff member trained
Denominator: Total number of local county health departments
Significance: Car seat distribution programs provide parents with car seats (i.e., infant, convertible, and booster seats) free of charge, via loan, or low cost rental These programs often include efforts to teach parents how to correctly install and use car seats. Programs are generally targeted to low income parents of infants and young children and can be implemented through hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, community organizations, and home visitation. There is strong evidence that car seat distribution and education programs increase car seat use and correct use of car seats. Car seat distribution programs are effective for rural, urban, and suburban populations and for low and high-income populations. Such programs also appear to increase car seat use in tribal communities.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Healthy Arizona Families Integrated IGA
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100