The Injury and Violence Prevention Program works with the Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System. Injury Prevention is the first component of the EMS/Trauma System.
The office manages performance based contracts with the eight EMS/Trauma regions to provide injury prevention programs and activities at the regional and local levels.
Those prevention efforts are based on, among other indicators; injury fatality, injury hospitalization and trauma registry data; gaps in prevention services; availability of evidence-based interventions; and strength of community readiness to implement a program. Impaired driving prevention and other traffic safety concerns are a major priority of EMS/Trauma prevention efforts.
NCECC Injury Prevention Grant Reports:
The WA Poison Center now has a webpage specifically for older adults. The webpage has information on poison prevention and medication safety targeted to the older adult population and provides downloadable resources. http://www.wapc.org/information/for-you-your-family/older-adults/
The WA State Senior Games will be held in July, 2016. Visit the website, http://www.washingtonstateseniorgames.com/, for more information. Staying active is important to healthy aging.
Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan:
Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting Schedule:
4th Thursday Monthly, 4:00-5:00pm, 701 N. Miller Street, Wenatchee
Suicide Prevention Coalition offers training to all Community Members:
Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training
Sigrid Reinert, DOH, is providing the following video link about talking to preschool, school age and teenagers about a suicide attempt:
The materials include:
• Home safety checklists for homeowners and renters
• Infographic to help promote Fire Prevention Week in your community
• Social media messages and images
• Photographs and b-roll
You can find more information about Fire is Everyone’s Fight and don’t forget to join the Fight.
Space heaters cause one-third of home heating fires and 4 out of 5 home heating fire deaths. Protect your family: if you’re heating your home with a space heater this winter, take a few moments to review these safety tips
150+ people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning occurring from products and equipment in their home. The key to protecting your family is to be aware of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide
Death Risk for Teen Drivers Jumps with Young Passengers
Article written by Joan Lowry, Associated Press
Stop the TEXT, Stop the WRECKS!
Information provided by NHTSA, geared toward young drivers
Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation (PIRE)
www.pire.org (Excellent resource for prevention information)
* Children’s Safety Network *
CSN eNewsletter serves as a forum for sharing information about child and adolescent injury and violence prevention. We provide weekly listings of events, journal articles, and reports on specific injury-related topics; and periodic news on a variety of injury prevention issues.
Link to Children’s Safety Network eNewsletter: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/
HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCE EXCHANGE
An online clearinghouse of public health education and health promotion materials, projects, people, events, and resources in the State of Washington. H.E.R.E. is designed for people who perform population-based health promotion activities in a variety of settings, primarily state and local health departments, community organizations, clinics, hospitals, and schools.
Link H.E.R.E. Newsletter