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Database Description

The University of Michigan Injury Center has created an interactive database to provide public health professionals and researchers with convenient access to evidence-based injury prevention programs, databases of evaluated prevention programs, and best-practice educational materials.

Click on the resource name for a brief description, its level of evidence (if applicable), and relevant published evaluation research studies or click on the URL arrow for a direct link to the resource’s website. To filter by multiple criteria, hold the control key down while selecting filter terms and click apply.

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To qualify, each prevention program/intervention should

  • demonstrate one or more positive outcomes.
  • confirm the outcomes by at least one well-designed research study.
  • document the results in a peer-reviewed journal, publication, or expert report.

Educational materials (e.g., fact sheets) must be based on best-practice, expert reports, or clinical research of respected authorities.

Level of Program Evaluation

All prevention programs listed in the database have been systematically reviewed to evaluate the current level of scientific evidence demonstrating their effectiveness, based on guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Guidelines Clearinghouse. This objective scale helps professionals identify programs with high levels of evidence. For this scale, level 1 is the strongest level of scientific evidence validating a program’s effectiveness while level 4 is the weakest.

Levels of Evidence

Evidence obtained from at least one:

1

Single randomized controlled trial or a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

2A

Well-designed controlled study without randomization.

2B

Well-designed quasi-experimental study (i.e., no randomization and use of existing groups).

3

Well-designed non-experimental descriptive study (e.g., correlation or case-control study).

4

Accepted best practices, expert committee reports, opinions or clinical experience of respected authorities.