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.

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 Natalie Debakker, Chapter Director ThinkFirst Foothills RETAC at Natalie.DeBakker@dhha.org