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RoSPA on hunt for schemes that join the dots between road safety and public health

16 September 2013

RoSPA is seeking out successful projects involving road safety and public health practitioners to be included in ground-breaking guidance next year.

Nationally, there is a huge focus on public health, particularly in England where responsibility for it was handed to local authorities earlier this year. The new guidance will help local authorities to meet their new responsibilities.

RoSPA is keen to hear from public health and road safety professionals who have been working together on specific road safety projects, or who have been working on other projects that are intended to improve both road safety and wider public health. Case studies of successful joint-working will be a key part of the new guidance.

Examples of areas of public health where road safety issues might be considered are health inequalities, sustainable development, active travel, injury and violence prevention, safeguarding children or the built environment.

RoSPA this year produced the online handbook, Delivering accident prevention at a local level in the new public health system, supported by Public Health England, which provides guidance on how local authorities can reduce the burden of accidents. It provides valuable advice on effective interventions for those involved in developing local strategies, and how partnership working can help improvements in accident prevention and other areas of public health including for road, home and leisure safety.

Road safety and public health practitioners with potential case studies, or other suggestions, are urged to contact Duncan Vernon at RoSPA on 0121 248 2078 or email  dvernon@rospa.com.
 

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