American Trauma Society (ATS), Pennsylvania Division
ATS is a non-profit, statewide organization dedicated to reducing serious injuries and deaths through trauma prevention education. ATS provides educational programs and materials to the public at little or no cost. Programs have been developed for different ages, from pre-school children through the elderly. Examples of special initiatives are: bike derbies, helmet distribution, alcohol abuse programs, sports injuries, Advanced Burn Life Support certification, disaster preparedness information, and gun lock distribution.
County and Municipal Health Departments
Provide community-based injury prevention education and prevention programs with particular emphasis on population based activities that increase awareness of injury prevention.
District Health Offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Health
Injury Prevention Coordinators work with community organizations to develop child bicycle helmet safety programs, fire safety programs for children and older adults, and firearm safety. To contact the Injury Prevention Coordinator in your district, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
PCADV is a private nonprofit organization working at the state and national levels to eliminate domestic violence, secure justice for victims, enhance safety for families and communities, and create lasting systems and social change.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
To provide quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others, PCAR works in concert with its statewide network of 52 rape crisis centers. The centers also work to create public awareness and prevention education within their communities.
Pennsylvania SAFE KIDS Coalition
focuses on preventing injuries to children under 15. The Pennsylvania SAFE KIDS Coalition coordinates a public awareness campaign in May for SAFE KIDS Week and publishes a newsletter, posters, and brochures on playground safety, water safety, falls prevention, and other child injury problems. A network of local SAFE KIDS Coalitions sponsors child safety awareness and educational programs throughout the state.