Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for people through 44 years of age.
In support of National Injury Prevention Day 2022, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will join Injury Free Coalition for Kids and other community partners in “Shining a Light” to prevent serious childhood injury.
Together with Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle Children’s, SPLASHForward, and Amazon, HIPRC will co-host a FREE (Virtual) Student Lifeguard Workshop on November 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Click here for registration details.
On Friday, November 18th, National Injury Prevention Day 2022 will culminate in hospitals and trauma centers across the nation bathing in green light. In Seattle, Harborview Medical Center’s Tower roof and 9th Ave entrance will be illuminated in green! Click here to learn more about National Injury Prevention Day 2022.
Learn about Being a Lifeguard: The recording of this virtual workshop includes aquatic managers and student lifeguards who share their personal and professional experiences as lifeguards.
Audience: High school students, parents, teachers, aquatic facilities, aquatic managers, public health professionals, media
Additional resources and information, please visit SPLASHForward.
All students who registered for our Free Student Lifeguard Workshop on November 15th (or watched the recording) are highly encouraged to take the next steps in completing a Free Lifeguard Training certification. In order to certify, YOU MUST BE 15 YEARS-OLD *by the Final Day of the Free Lifeguard Training.
In addition to covering the costs of your Lifeguard Certification, HIPRC will also work with community partners to help you find job opportunities as a lifeguard.
If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, but first need to learn how to swim or want to strengthen your swim skills, you will be connected with local aquatic facilities to acquire the skills necessary for certification.
For additional resources and information, please visit SPLASHForward.
Over 860 children and teens die every year in the U.S. from drowning. In Washington state, an average of 17 children and teens drown every year. Most of them are swimming, boating or just playing in or near water.
Drowning most often occurs quickly and quietly during periods of inadequate supervision. Adult supervision is often a contributing factor for childhood drowning. Adequate supervisory behavior has been described as being composed of 3 components: proximity, attention, and continuity. It is important to stress that no single intervention is fully protective. Rather, multiple layers of protection are recommended.
Please share these resources with parents and caregivers. #DrowningPrevention
HIPRC faculty and staff wear green in honor of National Injury Prevention Day (November 18, 2022).
Harborview Medical Center illuminated in green in honor of National Injury Prevention Day.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute (Jack R. MacDonald building) illuminated in green in honor of National Injury Prevention Day.
Seattle Convention Center illuminated in green in honor of National Injury Prevention Day.