Injury Prevention Programs

The following programs can be presented to any group and are appropriate for schools, churches and civil groups.

Headstrong for Jake: helmet fittings

The Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation educates parents and children about bike safety and the importance of always wearing a helmet. Children attending this event will get properly fitted with new helmets.

Sports-related concussions/concussion management initiative

This multidisciplinary educational program encompasses concussion awareness, prevention, management and treatment to improve awareness of the dangers associated with untreated concussions for the public, especially coaches, athletes and parents. We partnered with the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City on this initiative. (Download program presentation.)

Burn prevention and fire safety

This interactive presentation offers age-appropriate fire safety and burn prevention material developed by our team and approved by the National Association of Fire Prevention. Students interact while learning how to prevent burns due to fire or scald, how to prevent fires, what to do if their clothes catch on fire and how and who to call for help. The team emphasizes the escape plan: students learn how to get out of a burning building, where to wait for the firefighter and to never re-enter a burning structure.

Fall prevention

Falls are among the top 3 causes of injury that require hospital admission. This program works with community groups and within hospitals to provide education and information regarding fall prevention.

Motor vehicle crash prevention

Through partnerships with local, state and national groups, including Operation Impact, SAFE Kids and community high schools, this program increases awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and driving while drinking or using drugs. 

Trauma in the Kansas City metro

Go behind the scenes to learn what is involved in operating a Level I Trauma Center. Program presenters will talk about the role and purpose of a trauma center and burn center, including discussions on basic safety, first-aid principles, preventing injuries and heat-related emergencies.

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