Preventing Motor Vehicle Injuries in Tribal Communities
Here are some new resources aimed at preventing motor vehicle injuries in tribal communities. As you may know American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest motor vehicle-related death rates of all racial and ethnic groups, with rates two to three times greater than the rates of other Americans. The following resources can help equip tribal communities to apply motor vehicle injury prevention programs that effectively increase child safety seat use, increase seat belt use, and decrease alcohol-impaired driving.
The Tribal Toolkit[cdc.gov] was developed in partnership with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to assist tribes in the promotion of evidence-based strategies that take into consideration the unique culture of American Indians/Alaska Natives. The media toolkit includes fact sheets, brochures, posters, and a video titled “A Killer in Indian Country[cdc.gov].”