Evaluation of Noarlunga Towards a Safe Community Project (1997)

Ellie Rosenfeld and Richard Cooke

Project Noarlunga Towards a Safe Community (NTASC) is a community injury prevention project launched in October 1992 and underpined by an initiative of Healthy Cities Noarlunga. Traditionally neglected as a public health issue, injury prevention is being increasingly recognised as a high priority by the Australian community. Noarlunga Towards a Safe Community seeks to reduce injury in the community through a raft of program planning areas. There are programs to reduce the rate of falls in older people in their homes, to address injury prevention in light industry and viticulture, in the area of sport and recreation, and by community based hazard identification.

The evaluation of community based injury prevention projects reflects a disparity of methodologies. This evaluation is formative, and focuses on the process of implementation of the project objectives, the documentation of strategies used and the judgements of key stakeholders of NTASC's progress in order to inform future directions.

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