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Readiness Checklist

Topic: Community Safety Partnership Readiness

Task Readiness Level Next Steps Target Completion Date
Establish a Community Safety
Partnership (CSP). Key partners must
include law enforcement and hospital(s),
and other key partners may include
public health departments, other
government agencies, universities, and
other local community organizations
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Establish where, when, and how often the
CSP will meet
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Determine most useful violence
information to be collected. Critical
information includes: time, date,
weapon used, and location of injury;
other information may also be useful to
address specific needs
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
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Topic: Hospital Readiness

Task Readiness Level Next Steps Target Completion Date
Work with hospital leadership to obtain buy-in and
support, especially among these groups:
  • Emergency Department – Physicians
  • Emergency Department – Nurses
  • Trauma Department (if applicable)
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Determine who is able to regularly attend
CSP meetings as a hospital representative
(may be more than one individual)
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Establish process with appropriate hospital
staff to determine ability to integrate Cardiff Model
injury information into the electronic medical record
(EMR) or planned record-keeping system
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Work with hospital departments to (1) integrate the
injury information data collection fields into the
EMR/record-keeping system, (2) identify and train
appropriate hospital staff to collect violence information
(e.g. nurses, registrars), and (3) extract violence
information at regular intervals– established by the
partnership – and share with law enforcement so they
can combine data and create maps to share with the
community safety partnership
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Develop a communication plan for the hospital,
which may include:
  • identifying a communication lead
  • developing internal communication materials
  • developing external communication materials
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
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Topic: Law Enforcement Readiness

Task Readiness Level Next Steps Target Completion Date
Work with law enforcement contacts to
obtain buyin, especially from:
  • Command Staff/Leadership
  • Analysts
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Determine who is able to regularly attend (CSP)
meetings as a law enforcement representative
(may be more than one individual)
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Identify a process for information sharing
and mapping, this may include:
  • Receiving hospital violence information
  • Combining violence information with law
    enforcement records*
  • Creating maps with hospital violence information
    and law enforcement records
  • Sharing maps with the CSP
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
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Topic: Financial, Legal, and Technical Readiness

Task Readiness Level Next Steps Target Completion Date
Identify legal and regulatory
considerations including institutional
review boards or institutional legal
departments
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Determine how data are shared and kept
secure (see note)
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
Determine costs and whether these
can be supported internally or identify
funding mechanisms
  • Have Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed
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