The following national organizations offer a variety of safety and injury prevention programs described below.
- Healthychildren.org is a parenting website offering numerous resources for parents on various issues affect children throughout all stages of development.
- Car Safety Seats and Transportation Safety. This site provides important safety rules for use of car safety seats. The site also has some frequently asked questions about car safety seats and includes information on air bag safety, a booster seat teaching tool and teen driver safety.
- Click here to review the LADOT Bike Program: Codes, Laws and Regulations for Bicyclist.
- For additional information on bicycle safety, bike routes, and other bicycle related visit the LADOT Bike Program website.
The CDC has a variety of topics on injury and violence prevention. Each fact sheet tells who is at risk for various injuries and how the risk of injury can be reduced.
- Falls and Hip Fractures Among Older Adults
- Injuries Among Children & Adolescents
- Older Adult Drivers
- Water-Related Injuries
- Youth Violence
Distracted Driving Information
- AAA Foundation for Safety
- National Highway Traffic Safety Division
- National Safety Council
- Driving Drowsy Guide
This site has safety tips on various injury prevention topics.
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Pedestrian Safety Tips for Children and Adults
- Playground Safety
- Skateboard Safety
MADD provides information on programs to stop drunk driving and help support victims.
- Safe Party Guide: Provides myths and facts about drinking and driving, drunk driving statistics, how to spot a drunk driver, and issues of social responsibility.
- Facts and Dunk Driving Statistics.
- Life Saving Legislation in your California.
- Power of You(th) Teen Booklet: Choose not to Drink until your 21 and to never ride with a drinking driver.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Transportation Safety Tips for Children
- How to identify aggressive drivers and what to do when confronted by one
- Understand Risky Driving
Safe Kids Worldwide
- Safety tips on bike and car safety, fires, burns, pedestrian and water safety to show parents how parents to keep their children safe.
This site has various campaigns and activity suggestions for students to organize.
- Friends for Life campaign is a friendship bracelet fundraiser to remind peers that they have the power to influence each other in a positive way.
The Stop the Bleed Campaign was created to save lives that would otherwise be lost due to preventable injury. In 2013, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, a comprehensive review of injury patterns was done by Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr. MD, FACS. He then worked collaboratively with the White House; the National Security Council; the Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Defense; and prehospital and physician provider organizations forming the Hartford Consensus. Together, using lessons learn from previous military conflicts and mass causality events, they created an algorithmic approach to deadly injuries which was given the acronym THREAT. THREAT stands for Threat suppression, Hemorrhage control, Rapid Extrication to safety, Assessment by medical providers, and Transport to definitive care. The Stop the Bleed Campaign is now overseen by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) and taught at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. For a list of available classes contact Brett Dodd at email@example.com. For additional information visit http://www.bleedingcontrol.org/.
Additional Resources and Information on Injury Prevention
- American Trauma Society (ATS)
- Society of Trauma Nurses
- Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
A resource for grant opportunities and program development.
- Injury Prevention Web. Charts and tables of injury data by region and state.
- Safety Lit. Weekly updates on injury prevention research activities.
- World Health Organization. Data and information about injuries and injury prevention on a global or international level.