Injury Prevention



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.

FY17 NCECC Injury Prevention Grants:

  • Provided funding for continued support of the S.A.I.L. program with Wellness Place
  • Provided funding for continued support of the Safe Kids Programs in Grant/Chelan-Douglas County
  • Provided funding to support Instructor training on Suicide Prevention/Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and S.A.I.L.  in the Methow Valley
  • Provided funding for Childhood Injury Prevention Programs at Lake Chelan Community Hospital that includes Bicycle Safety, High School; The Force is With You, Safe Sitter, and Fall Risk programs
  • Provided funding to Pearrygin Lake State Park for two life jacket loaner boards.

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.

The WA State Senior Games will be held in July, 2016.  Visit the website,, 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

American Association of Suicidology: Elderly Fact Sheet
Suicide Later in Life
Older Adult Anxiety Depression and Suicide Prevention

Sigrid Reinert, DOH, is providing the following video link about talking to preschool, school age and teenagers about a suicide attempt:

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has resources to help you spread the message about smoke alarmshome escape planning and having smoke alarms where you sleep.

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

Firing Up Furnaces Means Potential for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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

Essentials for Childhood framework – CDC

Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

Together We Can End Impaired Driving

Motor Vehicle State Data & Information

Drunk Driving State Data & Strategies

Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit

NHTSA Driver Education Toolkit

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


Bike Helmets: Quick-Fit Check * Guidelines in English

Bike Helmets: Quick-Fit Check * Guidelines in Spanish

Safe Riding Practices: Sprocket Man

Know the Rules of the Road

Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation (PIRE)     (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:


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


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