The following organizations offer safety and injury prevention programs.
- Healthychildren.org offers numerous resources for parents on issues affecting children in all stages of development.
- Important rules for use of car safety seats. The site also has frequently asked questions about car safety seats and other transportation safety issues, including air bag safety, a booster seat teaching tool and teen driver safety.
- Codes, laws and regulations for bicyclists in California and Los Angeles, via the Los Angeles Department of Transportation Bike Program.
- For additional information on bicycle safety, bike routes and other bicycle-related information, visit the LADOT Bike Program's home page.
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 and 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 injury prevention.
- 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
- Statistics about drunk driving
- Lifesaving legislation in California
- Power of You(th) Teen Booklet: choose not to drink until you're 21 and to never ride with a drinking driver
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Safe Kids Worldwide
- Safety tips for parents on children's bike and car safety, fires, burns, pedestrian safety and water safety
This site has various campaigns and activity suggestions for students to organize.
- Chain of Life includes 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, Connecticut, a comprehensive review of injury patterns was done by Lenworth M. Jacobs Jr. MD. 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 pre-hospital and physician provider organizations to form the Hartford Consensus.
Using lessons learn from previous military conflicts and mass causality events, the group created THREAT, an algorithmic approach to deadly injuries. 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 overseen by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is taught at Cedars-Sinai. For a list of classes, contact Brett Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Resources and Information on Injury Prevention
- American Trauma Society
- Society of Trauma Nurses
- CDC site on injury prevention and control
- Health Resources and Services Administration — grant opportunities and program development
- Injury Prevention Web — charts and tables of injury data by region and state
- SafetyLit — weekly updates on injury prevention research activities
- World Health Organization — data and information about injuries and injury prevention on an international level