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An international global teleconference and online forum on the international injury community response to the Asian tsunami/earthquake disaster was held on 13 January 2005. The purpose of this “just-in-time” forum was to let the injury control community know what is going on, who’s doing what, and where to get more information; provide responding agencies with the opportunity to publicize their efforts; provide agencies active in the response the opportunity to solicit various kinds of support and assistance; and provide a forum for group Q and A and discussions. The session was organized by ICEHS members David Zane, Anara Guard, and Hank Weiss (respectively representing STIPDA, APHA/ICEHS, and NAICRC), in cooperation with the CDC and other organizations. A recording of this forum has been posted on the internet. To view the recording of this session, please view the following web page (software installation may be required): https://www.elluminate.com/pmtg.jnlp?psid=d695107894.204725. Interested people should also go to the tsunami website set up by the University of Pittsburgh to aggregate material related to this disaster and injury control: http://www.circl.pitt.edu/earthquake/.
GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION INTERVENTIONS
In 2000, the UK Government introduced a strategy to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in a road accident by 2010. This included a target to halve the number of children killed or seriously injured by 2010. Education measures form part of this strategy to improve the safety of road users. This guidance is designed to help local authorities evaluate their own road safety education. The new guidelines are based upon a critical review of recent developments in evaluation techniques and those already in use over the whole field of education, health, and safety research undertaken by an expert in the field of evaluation. They also include advice from evaluators who have tested the techniques on a number of innovative programmes. …