Partnering with mutual aid associations to provide home injury prevention

Alison Tothy, Dana L. Wiltsek, Karen Sheeban*

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Injury is the leading cause of death and a leading cause of morbidity among children in the US. Poor, minority children, especially those with language and cultural differences, are disproportionately affected. The traditional childhood injury prevention approaches (eg, physician office counseling, public service announcements) may not be effective when significant language and cultural differences exist between provider and client. Partnering with mutual aid associations to create low literacy education tools for their home visitors to use to teach immigrant families about home safety may be one method to provide injury prevention information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • Home injury prevention
  • Home visitors
  • Immigrant
  • Literacy
  • Mutuat aid association

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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