Penn Surgery

Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Injury Prevention

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death in the United States across all age groups.  As stated by the National Trauma Institute, someone in the U.S. dies every 3 minutes from an injury sustained by trauma and is the second most burdensome healthcare expense in the U.S.  Whether it is a fall, gun violence or motor vehicle crash, trauma can affect anyone. The Trauma Center at Penn’s Injury Prevention and Outreach Program is committed to providing patients, their families and the community with strategies to help facilitate safer environments.  Our team strives to enhance knowledge and awareness to prevent unintentional injuries and deaths.

The Injury Prevention and Outreach program participates in research, safety education and training for teenagers to adults. Our priority is to prevent injury before it happens to the residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

As a regional resource center, the Penn Trauma Team is available for educational workshops and presentations to enhance community and trauma center awareness about injury prevention and care. We are available to attend school or senior center programs, community events, and professional organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia region. To schedule a presentation or event please email rhonda.holmstrom@uphs.upenn.edu. For EMS related educational or outreach event inquiries, the experienced aeromedical PennStar team can be reached here.

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