Public health interventions can be delivered as single strategy projects or as programs consisting of multiple components. They can be made available population-wide or be targeted to high-risk groups. Many injuries, including drowning, are preventable through community-based interventions that improve awareness or enforce regulations to prevent high-risk behaviours. Some interventions may be more relevant or appropriate for certain contexts than others. Often, interventions that align with current stakeholder priorities will receive greater support for implementation.
It may be necessary to choose from a number of different, effective interventions to include in your project. Review of data collected through Step 1: Assess the situation will highlight which risk factors should be addressed as a priority for improving a selected health outcome among a target population. Implementing interventions targeting risk factors that are both prevalent and severe will make the largest impact. This will ensure that the interventions selected answer to local needs. Further, output from Step 4: Define a framework will provide overarching goals and objectives for which interventions can be selected to best fit a situation.
- Method Reduce exposure to water hazards through barriers
- Method Improve adult supervision for young children
- Method Improve swimming and water safety skills
- Method Requirements for use of lifejackets
- Method Requirements for use of personal flotation devices
- Method Signage and designation of hazardous water bodies
- Method Supervision, Timely Safe Rescue and Resuscitation
- Method Disaster related preparedness and risk reduction
- Method Communication and awareness
- Method Drowning reduction in fishing communities
Set objectives and interventions