Community Health and Safety
Trauma team members are actively involved in outreach efforts that educate the community about a wide range of safety and injury prevention issues, including:
- Concussion and brain injury prevention
- Falls prevention in the geriatric population
- Bicycle safety
- Water safety
- Alcohol abuse prevention
- Child injury prevention
We partner with the Amish and Anabaptist communities in a variety of initiatives to improve safety in rural areas of central Pennsylvania. Our robust program includes:
- Annual Farm and Family Safety Days at rural fire departments offer education on rural hazards
- Amish Safety Committee meets regularly with Anabaptist leaders to identify risk factors for trauma and implement safety initiatives
- Free reflective vests increase visibility of people riding scooters and horse-drawn vehicles
- Free hay hole covers help prevent falls from the second story of barns. Hay-hole falls are a common farm injury, resulting in head and other trauma.
Stop the Bleed Campaign
We offer “Stop the Bleed” training at no cost for local businesses and community groups. Part of a nationwide program, Stop the Bleed teaches bystanders life-saving actions to take in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Bleeding injuries are the second leading cause of trauma-related deaths.