Journal article

Evaluation of community coalition training effects on youth hospital-admitted injury incidence in Victoria, Australia: 2001-2017.

Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Bosco Rowland, Nicola Reavley, Barbara Minuzzo, John Toumbourou

Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Injuries are one of the three leading causes of morbidity and mortality for young people internationally. Although community risk factors are modifiable causes of youth injury, there has been limited evaluation of community interventions. Communities That Care (CTC) offers a coalition training process to increase evidence-based practices that reduce youth injury risk factors. METHOD: Using a non-experimental design, this study made use of population-based hospital admissions data to evaluate the impact on injuries for 15 communities that implemented CTC between 2001 and 2017 in Victoria, Australia. Negative binomial regression models evaluated trends in injury admissions (all, un..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Ian Potter Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge funding support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1087781), Australian Research Council (LP100200755), State Government of Victoria (Department of Justice and Regulation, VicRoads and Transport Accident Commission) and Ian Potter Foundation (GRANT ID 20170371).