The injury prevention program offers a variety of community presentations in the following safety areas. Please call 801-851-7035 to request a presentation for your organization.
Did you know that a properly fitted bike helmet can reduce the risk of head and brain injury by as much as 88%? Learning the rules of the road and how to properly wear a bike helmet on every ride can be a life saver! If you are interested in scheduling a bike safety presentation at your school or community group, Call 801-851-7085.
Booster Seat/Car Seat Safety
Did you know that over 97 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly in Utah County? This free class helps parents (as well as grandparents, day-care providers, care-givers, etc) to learn the proper use and installation of infant and child car seats. Certified car seat technicians teach a free one hour car seat class in both English and Spanish at the Utah County Health Department. This class is taught twice a month. If you are interested in scheduling a car seat presentation at your organization or community group, Call 801-851-7035.
Child Injury Prevention
Unintentional childhood injury is the number one cause of death for children ages 14 and under. Call 801-851-7035 to learn more about a variety of child injury prevention topics offered to the community.
During the last decade, more than 63,000 pedestrians died and more than a million others were injured in pedestrian-vehicle crashes. Learning pedestrian safety skills is a critical necessity for everyone. Call 801-851-7035 for more information.
The Health Promotion office has some helpful teaching tools available for the local community to check out on poison safety. Call 801-851-7085.
Safety Belt/Occupant Protection
Research has shown that lap/shoulder belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. For light truck occupants, safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate-to-critical injury by 65 percent. Teens have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group. Because teens have an increased exposure to potentially fatal traffic crashes, it is imperative that efforts to increase safety belt use among this age group be given the highest priority. Call 801-851-7035 to explore what presentation opportunities may be available for your school or community group.
For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe and following a few simple guidelines. Call 801-851-7035 for more information.
Fruits and Vegetables: More Matters
More Matters Grocery Store Tours: All third grade teachers are invited to schedule a one hour presentation with a local participating grocery store for your students. Call 801-851-7528 for times and locations.
Gold Medal Schools
If you are an Elementary School considering becoming part of the Gold Medal School Program this year and would like us to speak with your faculty about the benefits, contact us at 801-851-7082 or 801-851-7528.
If you are a Middle School or Jr. High School considering becoming part of the Power Up Program this year and would like us to speak with your faculty about the benefits, contact us at 801-851-7082 or 801-851-7528.
Public Health Merit Badge
The Utah County Health Department offers a 30 minute presentation that will help scouts meet requirement #7 (agency visit) of the Public Health Merit Badge. This presentation is offered by appointment at the Health and Justice Building in Provo, 151 South University Ave. Call 801-851-7097 to schedule a presentation for your scout group.
Tobacco Prevention and Control
END (Ending Nicotine Dependence for Teens)
First Step (Prenatal)
Tobacco-free Policies (Apartments, Businesses, Schools, etc.)
Environmental Health Promotion
Did you know only about 68 percent of Americans wash their hands before leaving public restrooms? Thoroughly washing your hands is the single most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick and to keep from infecting others. Utah County offers a memorable way to demonstrate how germs spread and may be present even if they are not seen by using glo-germ powder and UV light. Call 801-851-7509.
Annual Radon Poster Contest! The Utah Department of Environmental Quality sponsors this annual contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen state-wide, with cash prizes awarded. We can schedule a presentation for your classroom. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, claiming more than 21,000 deaths annually. The challenge is that we can't see, smell or taste it. We'll educate you about it and show examples of past poster contest winners. Call 851-7509.
Chronic Disease Prevention
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and number one cause of missed school days in the United States. We can train school staff members "What to Do in Case of an Asthma Attack." We also train day care facilities on how to be Asthma Friendly. Call 851-7509.