Rebecca’s Experience

Each tribe is different, but for me, getting the drafted law on the business council’s agenda meant I needed to get the supervisor of tribal health programs involved. She was the ultimate sponsor of the law and a representative for our Native CARS team to present our case. She detailed our research findings, illustrating the disparities between on-reservation and off-reservation car seat use. She also indicated that having a functioning car seat law was instrumental in achieving high rates of car seat use.