Levels of Involvement

Level 1:  Conceptional phase

  • At least one person is starting to formulate a plan on how the organization can implement the NHZ concept
  • This lead person has discussed creating a NHZ with other colleagues within their organization
  • Have attended a NHZ presentation and/or established communication with other NHZs.

Level 2: In process

  • More than one person working on the concept
  • Working on an implementation plan to develop materials and training
  • Gained support for implementation from organizational leadership
  • Communication with other NHZs (e.g. listserve)

Level 3: Basic

  • Training underway for personnel. 
  • On-going training plan.
  • Signage and other notification that the facility/organization is a NHZ

Level 4: Comprehensive

  • Established training of all staff and training for new staff.
  • Prominent signage and notification that the facility/organization is a NHZ
  • At least one person has NHZ as part of their job description
  • Community awareness that facility is a NHZ

Level 5: Regional

  • Established organized training of all staff and training for new staff.
  • Prominent signage and notification that the facility/organization is a NHZ
  • At least one person has NHZ as part of their job description
  • Community awareness that facility/organization is a NHZ
  • Provides outreach education about NHZ
  • Enlists other organizations in the community/region to be a NHZ
  • Resource center for NHZ
  • Leadership in prevention
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