Measure Status: Active
Measurement Category: Category 1: measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)
Service Type: Bottom level: public health services and systems
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: Increase the number of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians in the state.
Numerator: Number of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians in the state.
Significance: Safe Kids Worldwide promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws, and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. Safe Kids has contributed to a 51 percent reduction in the U.S. child fatality rate from unintentional injury.
The National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training Program is a partnership between Safe Kids Worldwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National CPS Board and program sponsor State Farm. As the Certifying Body, Safe Kids administers all aspects of CPS certification and maintains a directory of nationally certified CPS Technicians and Instructors. There are over 34,000 currently certified child passenger safety technicians and instructors worldwide. Safe Kids has also distributed more than 2.5 million bicycle helmets, 510,000 car seats and 250,000 smoke alarms to families in need, and checked 1.4 million car seats.
Missouri has more than 600 coalitions in 23 counties, bringing together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments, and volunteers to educate and protect families. In August 1991, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) signed a contract with Safe Kids to form a state coalition to implement and facilitate accomplishment of common goals and objectives concerning childhood injury prevention. DHSS and safe kids Worldwide provide funding for 9 MO Safe kids Coalitions serving 53 counties.
Data Sources and Data Issues: An inter-agency agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS).
Unit Type: Count, Unit Number: 3,000