The evolution of multiagency partnerships for safety over the course of research engagement: Experiences from the NoGAPS project

C.F. Finch, A. Donaldson, B.J. Gabbe, A. Muhammad, A.W. Shee, David Lloyd, J. Cook

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    Abstract

    © 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.Objective Implementation of effective population-level injury prevention interventions requires broad multiagency partnerships. Different stakeholders address this from varying perspectives, and potential conflicts in priorities need to be addressed for such partnerships to be effective. The researcher-led National Guidance for Australian football Partnerships and Safety (NoGAPS) project involved the engagement and participation of seven non-academic partners, including government health promotion and safety agencies; peak sports professional and advocacy bodies and health insurance organisations. Design The partnership’s ongoing development was assessed by each partner completing the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Partnership Analysis Tool (VPAT) annually over 2011-2015. Changes in VPAT scores were compared through repeated measures analysis of variance. Results Overall, mean total VPAT scores increased significantly over the 5-year period (125.1-141.2; F5,30=4.61, p=0.003), showing a significant improvement in how the partnership was functioning over time. This was largely driven by significant increases in several VPAT domains: ‘determining the need for a partnership’ (F5,30=4.15, p=0.006), ‘making sure the partnership works’ (F5,30=2.59, p=0.046), ‘planning collaborative action’ (F5,30=5.13, p=0.002) and ‘minimising the barriers to the partnership’ (F5,30=6.66, p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)386-391
    Number of pages6
    JournalInjury Prevention
    Volume22
    Issue number6
    Early online date25 Mar 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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