|Name of Health Department/Agency:
||Levy County Health Department
||Animal bite reporting
|| 5-whys, Flowchart, Root Cause Analysis, Brainstorming
|Description of the process and intervention:
||The goal of this effort was to provide accurate and timely animal bite reporting by increasing Levy County residents' awareness of six key components bite reporting. The team conducted a pre-test with 350 respondents to gather data on residents' awareness of the 6 components of animal bite reporting. An 8-week campaign was implemented including a rabies educational board that was toured throughout the community, incentives for interacting with the board, bi-lingual educational pamphlets, and informational newspaper articles. Following the campaign, a post-test was administered to 326 to measure change in awareness.
||As a result of the campaign, residents demonstrated an increased awareness of 4 of the 6 key components of animal bite reporting.
||Institute an animal bite education program as a part of the agency's ongoing community educational programs and replicate this process across other programs.