Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

TRAUMATIC INJURY

hazard signs, worker avoiding falling box

Inputs: NIOSH Strategic Goals

As part of a comprehensive approach to performance measurement, in 2006 and 2007, NIOSH engaged the National Academies (NA) to independently evaluate NIOSH's Traumatic Injury (TI) research program for the evaluation period 1996 through 2005, with respect to the program's impact, relevance and future directions. NIOSH's TI Program developed an evidence package describing the activities, outputs, and the extent to which NIOSH research is responsible for changes in the workplace that reduce the risk of occupational injuries and deaths. Included in the evidence package were draft strategic goals. The NA concluded in their 2008 report that the TI program's efforts for the years 1996-2005 were in priority areas, and demonstrated effects on some end outcomes or well accepted intermediate outcomes, resulting in scores of 4 out of 5 for both relevance and impact.

The NA made several recommendations for enhancing the TI program and its impacts. In response to the NA recommendations, the TI Steering Committee developed an implementation plan in 2009 with input from the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. As part of the implementation plan, the strategic goals were revised to add a strategic goal to increase the use of occupational injury surveillance data and to add activity/output goals.  In 2014, the goals were revised again to reflect progress since the goals were first established, to encompass extramural research, to add performance measures to benchmark progress on the goals, and to incorporate stakeholder input.

View the NIOSH Traumatic Injury Goals .

NIOSH Traumatic Injury Strategic Goals for Intramural Research

  • Strategic Goal 1: Reduce fall injuries in the workplace.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle incidents and crashes.
  • Strategic Goal 3: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to workplace violence.
  • Strategic Goal 4: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to machines and industrial vehicles.
  • Strategic Goal 5: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths among high risk and vulnerable worker groups.
  • Strategic Goal 6: Increase the use of surveillance data to guide occupational traumatic injury research and prevention efforts.

NIOSH Traumatic Injury Program Priority Strategic Goals for Extramural Research

The NIOSH Traumatic Injury Program selected the following strategic goals as particularly suited for extramural research during fiscal years 2014-16:

  • Strategic Goal 1: Reduce fall injuries in the workplace.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle incidents and crashes.
  • Strategic Goal 3: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to workplace violence.
  • Strategic Goal 4: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths due to machines and industrial vehicles.
  • Strategic Goal 5: Reduce occupational injuries and deaths among high risk and vulnerable worker groups.

Those seeking NIOSH grants to conduct studies related to the Traumatic Injury Program can view the current funding opportunities.

NIOSH is interested in your opinions about the relevance and value of strategic goals for the Traumatic Injury Program. We encourage you to consider partnering with us on issues of interest to you and your organization.

Links

NIOSH Program Portfolio Approach

NIOSH has been organizing research, guidance, information, and service efforts into specific programs that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. Ten Sector Programs represent industrial sectors, and twenty-four Cross-sector Programs organized around adverse health outcomes, statutory programs and global efforts.

The Sector Programs intersect with Cross-Sector Programs in a matrix-like fashion. For example, an Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program goal of reducing farm-related deaths and injuries due to tractor rollovers and trucks would likely be a shared goal with the Transportation Program and if appropriate would be adopted by both programs. This approach provides an added advantage and will allow multiple Programs to work towards accomplishment of intersecting goals.

Each of the 34 programs in the NIOSH Program Portfolio has a Manager and Coordinator. Each of the 10 NIOSH Sector Programs facilitates the work of a NORA Sector Council to engage external stakeholders in the process of developing sector goals for the nation and methods to measure the short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes arising from those goals. The NORA goals for the nation will be considered when choosing NIOSH sector program goals. Cross Sector programs have internal Steering Committees that develop program goals and monitor outcome measures.

These planning efforts will position NIOSH to align with the most current governmental approaches for evaluating program effectiveness, i.e., the Program Assessment Rating Tool (or PART). PART is a mechanism to hold governmental agencies accountable for accomplishing results. As part of our comprehensive approach to performance measurement, NIOSH has engaged the National Academies to independently evaluate our sector and cross-programs for relevance and impact.

NORA Next Page: Emerging Issues

 
Contact Us:
  • Page last reviewed: September 18, 2013
  • Page last updated: May 8, 2014
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO