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community & patient education

Hearing from medical professionals who treat trauma situations every day can dramatically impact the lives of people in our community. The team at Deaconess Regional Trauma is dedicated to providing education opportunities and resources to the community through prevention and education and awareness programs. 

Injury prevention topics include:

ALIVE - Alcohol, drugs, speeding and bad judgment are concerns the ALIVE program targets. It describes the problems and demonstrates not only the overwhelming statistics of teens involved, but also the tragic consequences the problems have on their families.

Heads Up - The "Heads Up" initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion - a type of traumatic brain injury.

Line-drive Injuries - Addresses baseball-related injuries, specifically batted ball injuries.

ThinkFirst - An award-winning public education program focused on the prevention of head and spinal cord injuries. The program targets a young population most at risk for these injuries.

Texting While Driving - This program addresses the number one driver distraction for teens - texting behind the wheel.

Explore our Trauma Care Condition Center to find prevention tips, services and trauma resources. Deaconess is committed to community education for injury prevention in addition to the care of seriously injured patients.