Injury Prevention

The Injury Prevention and Public Education (IPPE) Committee has a wonderful network of providers throughout the region and the state available to provide a wide variety of resources. The committee reviews injury data annually to prioritize its work.  The top four injuries in the east region are falls, suicide, motor vehicle collisions and poison.

East Region Injury Data (Department of Health):

Meeting Schedule
Date:  2nd Wednesday of every even numbered month
Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Conference Rooms LL1 & LL2
711 S. Cowley Street
Spokane, WA

AJ Sanders, IPPE Coordinator   (509) 324-1596

FY17 EREMS IPPE Year-end report
FY18 EREMS IPPE bimonthly report September 2017
FY18 EREMS IPPE bimonthly report November 2017
FY18 EREMS IPPE bimonthly January 2018


Steady as We Go Campaign
Better Balance Together
Click HERE for additional information

Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance – Washington
6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
CDC Fall Prevention

Spokane Regional Health District’s Fall Prevention Program

Child Passenger Safety
Restraint Use State Data & Strategies

CDC Motor Vehicle Safety-Spanish version

Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan:
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training Link:
(Provides Free electronic book and video for QPR training)
VA National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Native Health of Spokane:  509-483-7535
Kootenai County Mental Health Court:  208-446-1219
(treatment-based court program for non-violent offenders in North Idaho)
First Call for Help:  509-838-4428
(crisis response to mental health emergencies)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Association of Suicidology
Suicide Later in Life
Older Adult Anxiety Depression and Suicide Prevention
Sigrid Reinert, DOH, is providing the following video link about talking to preschool, school age and teenagers about a suicide attempt:

WA Poison Control Center
Firing Up Furnaces Means Potential for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Dangers of carbon monoxide
The WA Poison Center now has a webpage specifically for older adults.  The webpage has information on poison prevention and medication safety targeted to the older adult population and provides downloadable resources.
The WA State Senior Games will be held in July, 2016.  Visit the website,, for more information.  Staying active is important to healthy aging.

Caution Urged in Use of Candles
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has resources to help you spread the message about smoke alarmshome escape planning and having smoke alarms where you sleep.
The materials include:
Home safety checklists for homeowners and renters
Infographic to help promote Fire Prevention Week in your community
Social media messages and images
Photographs and b-roll
Winter Fire Safety PSA
Portable Heater Safety PSA

Injury Prevention
Children’s Safety Network Newsletter
Safe States Alliance
Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit
Transforming Injury and Violence Prevention Summit
Window Covering Cord Safety Information Center
Prevent In-home Drowning
Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

Bicycle Safety
Sprocket Man Bike Safety Guide for Kids
Know the Rules of the Road

Driving Enforcement
Motor Vehicle State Data & Information
Drunk Driving State Data & Strategies
Together We Can End Impaired Driving 
Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States, 2.0.
Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths


INHS Community Wellness Calendar

Health Education Resource Exchange (H.E.R.E)


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