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Save The Brains

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Derek Beckford

on 2 May 2013

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Transcript of Save The Brains

Veronica Hernandez
Derek Beckford
Corinna Sabaque
Krista Montez
Ashley Quintanilla
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.
Secondary Data:
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:
Health professionals
Social workers
Social services providers
Community-based organizations
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?
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