Nicholas Rosecrans Award Application
The Nicholas Rosecrans Award Committee assesses all applicant programs across four key areas:
(E) Establish or expand a comprehensive injury or illness 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 or illness prevention activities within the community.
(I) Integrate the critical elements of injury or illness prevention into their program. (See critical elements below)
(C) Create collaborations or partnerships between agencies, organizations, public health, or citizens that promote injury and illness prevention.
Previous programs that have received the Nicholas Rosecrans award have successful accomplished measurable impact in each of these four areas. Applicants are encouraged to consider and answer all four aspects in their own applications.
Elements of a Successful EMS Prevention Program
When explaining your project across the four areas of consideration above, please consider the following elements of successful EMS prevention programming. Include as many elements as are applicable in your own application.
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 an identified issue.