While instances of violent crime are relatively low compared to Washington State as a whole, Motor vehicle deaths are quite high in Stevens County.
Beth McOmber - Stevens County, Final project
Stevens County Health Project<br />Beth Mcomber<br />UCONJ-501<br />Summer 2010<br />
Stevens County<br />Stevens County is located in the north east corner of Washington State.<br />
Stevens County – Income<br />* The entirety of Stevens County is considered to be a “Low-Income Population”.<br />
Stevens County-Rurality<br />Stevens County is considered to be<br />comprised mostly of “small towns <br />and isolated rural” areas.<br />
Stevens County – Trauma Centers<br />Stevens County has two trauma centers<br />that serve the entire county:<br />Mount Carmel Hospital982 E ColumbiaColville, WA 99114<br />Saint Joseph’s Hospital500 East WebsterChewelah, WA 99109<br />
Stevens County – Trauma Centers<br />Mount Carmel is a level IV adult trauma<br />Center and provides a labor and <br />delivery center.<br />Saint Josephs is a level III adult and pediatric trauma center and provides obstetric services.<br />
Stevens County Violent Injury<br />*MVT – Motor Vehicle Trauma<br />
Stevens County – Response Times<br />Acceptable emergency response times as defined by Washington Administration Code (WAC). Emergency response services must be in compliance with these response times at least 80% of the time.<br />
Room for Improvement?<br />How can Stevens County Improve response time standards?<br />How can Stevens County recruit more volunteers to implement emergency services?<br />How can Stevens County fund more emergency medical services?<br />How can Stevens County prevent motor vehicle accidents among young people?<br />
Propositions<br />Utilize under-used populations such as teenagers and retirees as first responders and dispatchers.<br />Implement motor vehicle education programs.<br /> Implement motor vehicle accident prevention programs.<br />Lower speed limits<br />Helmet laws<br />Guard rails<br />Warning Signs<br />DUI check points<br />
Room for Improvement?<br />What programs are being implemented to assist community members in smoking cessation efforts?<br />What legislation has been passed or is going to be passed to affect cigarette access?<br />How affordable are smoking cessation programs?<br />What education efforts are being made and/or are supported by government agencies?<br />
Provider Reminder<br />Health Care Provider Administers “Reminder” to Patient<br />Widely Accessible<br />Easily Implemented<br />Health Care Providers Carry Clout<br />High Success Rate<br />More Effective When Combined With Other Methods<br />
Smoking Cessation<br />A Variety of Smoking Cessation Programs Administered by Schools, Employers, and Government Agency<br />Long Term Dollars Saved With Results<br />Widely Accessible<br />Mass Media Effective<br />More Effective When Combined With Other Programs<br />
Decreasing Access<br />Taxation or Increasing Unit Price<br />Widely applicable<br />Generates Money For Community Through Taxation<br />Requires Legislaton<br />
Stevens County - Conclusion<br />Though all three programs are successful they are all significantly more successful when implemented together.<br />A streamlined, comprehensive, aggressive and accessible smoking cessation program would be very effective in Stevens County<br />
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