Application of the Diffusion of Innovations theory

1. A description of the injury prevention intervention use of seat belts

2. Explain how you might apply the Diffusion of Innovations theory to the seatbelts intervention. Include characteristics of the innovations, characteristics of adopters, and features of the settings or environmental contexts. 

3. Explain the strengths and limitations of using Diffusion of Innovations theory with the intervention. 


Sharma, M., & Kanekar, A. (2008). Diffusion of Innovations theory for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 52(1), 3–7.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Doll, L. S., Bonzo, S. E., Mercy, J. A., & Sleet, D. A. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of injury and violence prevention. New York, NY: Springer.
Handbook of injury and violence prevention by L. S. Doll, S. E. Bonzo, J. A. Mercy, & D. A. Sleet. Copyright 2008 by SPRINGER-VERLAG NEW YORK INC. Reprinted by permission of SPRINGER-VERLAG NEW YORK INC. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 22, “Behavioral Interventions for Injury and Violence Prevention” Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreements. (2016). Retrieved November 30, 2016, from  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012f). Injury and violence prevention and control. Retrieved from