Econometrica’s First Injury Prevention Project Supporting the IHS

Last updated Jun 14, 2018 | Published on Jun 14, 2018

Econometrica created trainings and skill-building activities for injury prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal groups

Today’s pivotal project focuses on Econometrica’s work with Indian Health Service (IHS). Econometrica strongly supports promoting health equity and was proud to work on the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP).

From 2011 to 2015, IHS awarded a contract to the Econometrica Team for monitoring services for TIPCAP, which grants funds for infrastructure development targeting health disparities in preventing injuries to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal groups. The team was responsible for overseeing the 33 TIPCAP recipients in several areas of program management across 9 IHS areas.

The Econometrica Team’s role on the project was to supervise program implementation for the 33 grantees and contribute technical work in a culturally effective manner, including tasks such as program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation and reporting. Our team also created trainings and skill-building activities to enhance knowledge sharing capabilities and ensure the longevity of the injury prevention programs.

The team’s other specific responsibilities under this grant included creating and electronically distributing a quarterly TIPCAP newsletter, hosting semiannual conference calls with each TIPCAP grantee, and producing culturally suitable training tools and resources. We also planned and executed several 2-day training workshops, provided continuous training and technical support, and visited with each of the 33 TIPCAP grantees once per year during the contract term.

We gained many technical skills working on this project, including developing TIPCAP Data Online, an online cloud-based system using Epi InfoTM. TIPCAP Data Online is a program evaluation tool used to collect data on seatbelt use and child care seat use. Many grantees are still using products we developed collaboratively even though the contract ended in 2015. Econometrica was honored to work closely with IHS and the TIPCAP grantees to promote injury prevention practices.

About Econometrica:
Founded in 1998, Econometrica is a research and management organization in Bethesda, MD, established to provide public- and private-sector clients with customized program support services. Econometrica works with multiple agencies to provide high-quality, cost-effective analyses, modeling, and economic evaluations. The company consistently receives exceptional scores from its clients and believes in three principles: technical capabilities, happy customers and business development.

From 2011 to 2015, IHS awarded a contract to the Econometrica Team for monitoring services for TIPCAP, which grants funds for infrastructure development targeting health disparities in preventing injuries to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal groups.

See a sample of a newsletter we helped create!

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