Many trauma injuries and deaths, such as those that result from not using a seat belt or helmet ,or unsafe driving, are preventable. The goals of our trauma prevention are to identify and try to eliminate the causes of preventable trauma: unsafe behaviors, conditions and environments.
Trauma prevention happens with education, enactment and enforcement of laws, technology advancements or incentives or penalties. Prevention requires all involved with safety to work together to promote injury free communities.
Trauma Center of the Rockies supports the following programs that help our communities prevent trauma:
SafeKids of Larimer County
Safe Kids is a partnership of healthcare providers, government agencies, civic clubs, law enforcement, and private and public organizations committed to preventing accidental injury in children ages birth to 14 years old. We offer education and discounted distribution programs for car seats and bike helmets, as well as free car seat inspections. Contact: Laura Richardson at (970) 495-7508.
Healthy Kids Club
Healthy Kids Club is a community outreach program sponsored by Poudre Valley Health System to promote health and wellness in local elementary schools. Started in January 1998, Healthy Kids Club offers many programs during the school year and in the summer, and co-sponsors community race/walk events. Learn more about Healthy Kids Club or contact Laurie Zenner at (970) 495-7511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A significant number of people over age 50 are hospitalized for injuries sustained from falls. PVHS' Aspen Club, established in 1989, provides a wide range of health education, screenings, and social opportunities to residents of Fort Collins and surrounding communities. These include exercise classes for strength, balance, pedestrian safety and mature driving classes, nutrition and pharmaceutical consultation. Learn more about the Aspen Club or contact the office at (970) 495-8060.