Nicholas Rosecrans Award Application
The CA Paramedic Foundation's EPIC Medics and our partners seek to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty through the prevention of injury and illness before they even happen. Programs seeking Nicholas Rosecrans recognition should:
(E) Establish or expand comprehensive injury prevention program(s) whose effectiveness can be demonstrated by a reduction of injuries in the targeted area.
(P) Promote the participation of EMS personnel in injury prevention activities within the community.
(I) Integrate the critical elements of injury prevention into their program or intervention. (See critical elements below)
(C) Create collaborations or partnerships between agencies, organizations, public health or citizens that promote injury and illness prevention.
Elements of a Successful Injury and Illness Prevention Program
(Include as many as applicable)
Education. Education of the target population.
Engineering. Engineering an effective product or device that requires minimal effort on the part of the user or offers automatic protection without thought on the part of the user.
Enforcement. Any law enforcement or other means to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
Environment. A change in the physical environment or culture of the environment that creates or enhances effectiveness of program, product or device.
EMS. Engaging EMS personnel into participating in the program.
Problem. Problem identification through the use of data or studies. Compare problem magnitude with other injuries that impact the community.
Program. Program includes strategies for implementing a variety of interventions, with an evaluation component that creates continuous feedback on effectiveness.
Partnership. Collaboration with other organizations or agencies, public or private
Preparation. Preparing for implementation with training of participants, data collection, identification of resources, analysis of similar interventions cited in the literature and follow-up with community partners.
Policy. Advocacy or actual public or private policy change or law that addresses identified issue