Our Injury Prevention Goal

Injuries and deaths in Foothills RETAC will be decreased throughout the Region through the establishment and utilization of effective cohesive IP programs and strategies.

Objective: Build Injury Prevention Coalitions within the Foothills RETAC to address the major causes of injuries/deaths within our region.

The RETAC currently has 3 major focuses for Injury Prevention:

  1. Think First Program
  2. Teen Motor Vehicle Safety
  3. Fall Prevention Program

Think First Program

ThinkFirst programs educate young people about their personal vulnerability and the importance of making safe choices. The message is: You can have a fun-filled, exciting life, without hurting yourself if you “ThinkFirst.” Buckle up. Drive safe and sober. Avoid violent situations. Lower your risk to fall. Wear a helmet. Check the water before you dive. Use your mind to protect your body!

Our network of ThinkFirst Chapters provides powerful, thought-provoking, upbeat programs to students of all ages. “Street Smart,” the Safety Superhero, delights young children, while teens relate to our VIP speakers – Voices For Injury Prevention – who share how a traumatic injury needlessly changed their life. Each year ThinkFirst chapters provide thousands of educational presentations to schools, businesses, organizations, conferences, and community events.

To request more information or to schedule a presentation or event, contact Christina Norman, Chapter Director ThinkFirst Foothills RETAC at 303.689.4623 or Christina.Norman@sclhs.net. Or contact Natalie Debakker at Natalie.DeBakker@dhha.org

Fall Prevention

 

The RETAC is in the beginning stages of planning for a RETAC-wide Fall prevention campaign. This will be county specific to address individual needs. Grand County will address sports and elderly falls. Boulder will stress bicycle safety. Each county will address their individual causes of falls with their own counties.