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Save The Brains
Transcript of Save The Brains
Elizabeth Maldonado Save The Brains: Helmet Safety Introduction Save the Brains is a program for the NMSU community. The Goal The goal of the Save Your Brains Helmet Safety project is to improve the safety in the New Mexico State University campus for students, and reduce the number of students accidents related to the non-use of helmets in bicyclist. Primary Data:
The 25% of students who do not own vehicles use public transport, walking, or bicycles in and around campus.
Of the 677 bicycle fatalities in 2011, 67% were not wearing a helmet.
Observation: At University and Jordan, within one hour, 25/27 students weren't wearing helmets.
Person-to-Person Interview: Reasons for not wearing a helmet included comfort, appearance, cost, and convenience. Planning Models Objectives Increase the number of bicyclists using helmets in and around the NMSU campus.
Distribute helmets at no charge or at a low cost to NMSU students.
Raise awareness of head injuries and trauma. Needs Assessment Theories Intrapersonal
Theory of Reasoned Action
The Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion
Social Cognitive Theory
Social Network Theory Health Belief Model
The Generalized model Intervention Strategies Health education
Print materials and audiovisual aids
Health Policy Strategy:
Use policy to encourage bicycle safety awareness and promote helmet use
Encourage NMSU to be a safer campus for bicyclists Community Organizing Coalitions
Stakeholders will include:
Social services providers
Volunteers Measurements and Evaluation Evaluated every 6 months
Qualitative Data: Through face-to-face interviews and observations
Quantitative data: Statistics based on the amount of accidents that occur among commuter students and bicyclists. Budget QUESTIONS?