Advancing the EMS profession

Injury and Illness Prevention

One of the ways in which your EMS agency can have the most impact in your community is by educating the public about illness and injury prevention. Below is a listing of resources to help you develop local prevention programs in your community.

Treatment and Prevention ProgramsNational Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice ToolkitA Best Practice Toolkit advances national guidelines in crisis care within a toolkit that supports program design, development, implementation and continuous quality improvement efforts.
Treatment and prevention programsOpioid Overdose Prevention ToolkitSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Community PreparednessNHTSA “Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late To Call 9-1-1"Signs of cardiac arrest and when to call 9-1-1
Illness PreventionWas I Exposed to COVID-19? Infographic for community on how to access exposure and next steps
Community PreparednessA Fact Sheet for Students: Simon’s HeartFlyer for students that details the causes and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), and what to do
Community PreparednessAcronyms Saves Lives: Simon’s HeartFlyer outlines the symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and chest compressions (CPR) in response to SCA events.
Community PreparednessCan Your Heart Just Stop? – Simon’s HeartInfographic on Sudden Cardiac Arrest – the causes, symptoms, and steps for prevention.
Community PreparednessOMG Where’s the AEDCampaign flyer for GotAED, a nonprofit organization raising awareness from sudden cardiac arrest and death in kids.
Injury PreventionNational Heatstroke Prevention CampaignCampaign materials from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation Traffic Safety Marketing
Injury PreventionSTEADI - Older Adult Fall PreventionResources and educational materials for healthcare providers to help older adults reduce their chances of falling.
Injury PreventionNational Safety CouncilVideo showing what the top causes of preventable death are for every stage of life.
Injury PreventionSafe Kids WorldwideFirearm safety tips for children
Community PreparednessNational Center for Disaster Medicine & Public HealthBleeding control education and resources; Stop the Bleed Campaign
Community PreparednessFEMA's 'Scary Simple' Video Campaign ‘Scary Simple’ is campaigning to educate Americans how to prepare for and respond to emergencies. We strive to empower families to develop a plan to communicate in the case of a disaster.
Community PreparednessPrepping A Go Bag With Supplies In Case Of An EmergencyCommunity preparedness video from "It’s Scary Simple" | FEMA
Pool Safety/Drowning PreventionWater Related InjuriesInformation from the CDC about water related injuries
Pool Safety/Drowning PreventionPool Safety CouncilAn organization dedicated to the prevention of child drowning nationwide
Pool Safety/Drowning PreventionPool SafetyA National public education campaign that works with partners around the country to reduce child drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.
Babysitter EducationSafeSitter Babysitting & Child Care TrainingLearn how to be a safe sitter.
Babysitter EducationRedCross Babysitting & Child Care TrainingLearn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter.
Elderly SafetyTop Tips for Senior Fall PreventionAn article about senior fall prevention and awareness from "A Place for Mom".
Elderly SafetySenior ResourceThe "E-cyclopedia" of Senior options and information
Elderly SafetyAdministration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Community Living
Injury PreventionInjury and Violence PreventionResources for injury and violence prevention from National Conference of State Legislatures
Injury PreventionInjury Center, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionResources for injury prevention from the CDC