Injury Prevention Resources

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.

Bicycle & E-Scooter Laws

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.

MADD provides information on programs to stop drunk driving and help support victims.

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

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 brett.dodd@cshs.org.

Additional Resources and Information on Injury Prevention