The injury prevention program works to prevent injuries among all Salt Lake County residents. We have formal education programs dedicated to:
- child passenger safety (car seats)
- senior citizen fall prevention
- suicide prevention
- teen driver safety
We are also the lead coalition agency of the Salt Lake County chapter of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Salt Lake County keeps kids safe by implementing evidence-based programs that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Injury Prevention Program
South Redwood Public Health Center
7971 South 1825 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Safe Kids Salt Lake County
From bicycle helmet and seat belt education to fire, drowning, and fall prevention, we are your local safety resource, dedicated to making Salt Lake County a safer place for children.
Did you know that preventable injuries—things like car crashes, drownings, fires, and falls—are the leading cause of death to kids? By working together and focusing on prevent, we can change this.
- Car Seat Safety
- How to Not Get Hit by a Car
- Does Your Child Still Need a Booster Seat?
- Learn to Properly Fit a Bike Helmet for Your Child
For more information about Safe Kids Salt Lake County, or if you have safety-related questions or would like to be involved in the coalition, please contact us at 385-468-5280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Fall Prevention
The "Stepping On" program empowers older adults to incorporate into their lives healthy behaviors that reduce their risk of falls.
- Helps build older adults’ confidence in their ability to reduce falls.
- Seven week class that meets once a week for two hours.
- Guest professionals visit the class each week to address different aspects of fall prevention. A physical therapist talks about the importance of exercise; a vision expert talks about the necessity of regular eye check-ups; a pharmacist addresses the risk of medication interactions and a home safety expert gives tips about keeping the home safe.
- An eighth, follow-up session is held several weeks after the series, to assess participant progress.
Teen Driving Safety
Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens nationwide. Teen drivers represented 8% of the licensed drivers in Utah, yet they were involved in a disproportionate percent of crashes: 26% of all motor vehicle crashes and 18% of all fatal crashes.
The health department offers resources for interactive and educational traffic safety programs for high schools in Salt Lake County. We collaborate with the Utah Highway Patrol’s Adopt-A-High School program.
To find out more about the activities and materials we offer, call 385-468-5284.