Trauma Awareness & Prevention
Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and it affects us all. At Cedars-Sinai, we empower people of all ages with the know-how to help prevent and respond to trauma injuries.
Navigate the following topics for resources on safety and injury prevention.
From car seat safety to playground preparedness, these resources offer best practices to protect your little ones.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Health & Safety Tips
- Child abuse and neglect prevention
- Healthychildren.org Safety & Prevention
- Important rules for the use of car safety seats
- Pedestrian safety tips for children and adults
- National Program for Playground Safety Checklist
- Safety tips for kids
- Skateboard safety
- Transportation safety tips for parents
Ready to improve your driving practices? These resources are helpful reminders of good driving habits.
- AAA Foundation for Safety
- California Department of Motor Vehicles
- National Highway Traffic Safety Division
- National Safety Council
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention Program
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Motorcycle helmet law
- No-texting law
- Older adult drivers
- Safety belt law
- Statistics about drunk driving
- Understand risky driving
Violence and injury are public health problems. Learn what you can do to help yourself and others.
Trauma Injury Awareness
We offer expert-led programs to spread awareness and prevent injury.
This two-day interactive injury prevention program educates high school students about the dangers of drinking or texting while driving. Cedars-Sinai staff, emergency medical professionals and town officials collaborate to empower young people to make good decisions.
Cedars-Sinai partners with community leaders to reduce fall risks for older adults. Through education, advocacy, planning and community action, our fall coalition spreads fall awareness and prevention education across Los Angeles County.
Are you at risk for falling? Join Cedars-Sinai at our annual event for blood pressure screenings, tai chi demonstration, balance assessment, review of medications and information on preventing falls. Check the Cedars-Sinai Event Calendar for the date of the next event.
Injury is a public health concern that affects us all. HAVEN is a Los Angeles-based collaborative program. Its goal is to eradicate preventable injuries by developing and supporting programs that prevent injuries. Check the Cedars-Sinai Event Calendar for the date of the next event.
As a Level 1 trauma center, Cedars-Sinai is committed to injury prevention. Our ad hoc committee facilitates collaboration among nursing, medical staff and other disciplines. Together, we improve and coordinate injury prevention efforts, education and outreach within the community.
Cedars-Sinai participates in an international network of organizations to prevent accidental injuries to children. Coalition members provide child car seat inspections for families in our community. Members also offer helmets and car seats to families in need.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma created Stop the Bleed to save lives that would otherwise be lost due to preventable injury. More than 100 million people have participated in these courses. In partnership, Cedars-Sinai runs Stop the Bleed courses to help people learn how to stop severe bleeding.