Detection and Prevention

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in ages 1-44 according to the Centers of Disease Control. Many traumatic injuries are preventable with the right education and precautionary measures taken. Educating yourself about how to safely avoid accidents is a great way to prevent injury and stay healthy. It's also the best way to avoid a trip to the emergency department.

At Premier Health, we provide a wide range of community programs, educational workshops and trainings throughout Southwest Ohio. Our hospitals present injury prevention programs in partnership with our Injury Prevention Center.

Our injury prevention programs focus on:

  • Driving safety
  • Fall prevention
  • How to stop life-threatening bleeding
  • Violence prevention
  • Poisoning and drug overdose prevention
  • Safe communities
  • Health and wellness education

Stop the Bleed: Save a Life

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign focused on raising awareness of life-saving strategies and providing public access to bleeding control tools already used by first responders and the military.

The program prepares bystanders, whether a health care provider or the general public, to use the basic principles of bleeding control to provide first aid in an emergency. This campaign is a collaboration between the National Security Council and the American College of Surgeons.

The one-hour workshop teaches people of all ages how to perform basic hemorrhage control to help prevent deaths from blood loss. You’ll learn to:

  • Recognize life-threatening bleeding
  • Apply direct pressure to a bleeding wound
  • How to use and apply a tourniquet
  • Packing a wound
  • What to do until emergency responders arrive

Miami Valley Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center and the Injury Prevention Center partner to provide this free community education.

To schedule a workshop, please contact:

Charles “CJ” Briggerman
Program Manager of the Injury Prevention Center
(937) 208-3196(937) 208-3196

Atrium Medical Center’s Level III Trauma Center also offers Stop the Bleed. Please contact:

Ann M Brock RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P
Trauma Outreach Coordinator/WCSCC Coordinator
(513) 974-4713(513) 974-4713

To prevent unintentional poisonings and prescription drug overdoses, the Injury Prevention Center participates in the collaborative Community Overdose Action Team. The team was formed in 2016 to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County are the lead agencies in this effort.

More than 60 community leaders from numerous public and private organizations throughout Montgomery County are involved in the Community Overdose Action Team. All aspects of reduce deaths due to unintentional poisoning and prescription drug overdose are included in the effort. Specific teams are working on:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Law enforcement
  • The court system
  • Opioid prescription guidelines
  • Education
  • Outreach

The Community Overdose Action Team’s goal is to stabilize and reduce the number of people dying from drug overdoses.

Violence Prevention

The Injury Prevention Center recognizes violence as a public health problem and participates in a collaborative effort to prevent injury and other associated consequences of violence.

The Injury Prevention Center develops and supports multiple programs that prevent violence and injuries from violence.

Community action programs are needed now more than ever to help address violence and the toll it takes on our communities and hospitals. Our efforts focus on improving:

  • Violence prevention and intervention services
  • Violence prevention practices
  • Policies addressing violence

Health Fairs And Wellness Events

The Injury Prevention Center reinforces community-clinical links and reduces disparities in access to health information. By working with our community partners, we support and coordinate health fairs for:

  • Local schools
  • Senior centers
  • Other community centers

Our health fairs include:

Driving simulator. The driving simulator scenarios help participants identify hazards associated with road traffic and risky driving behaviors.

If you would like to organize a health fair at your location, request the driving simulator for your event, or request a speaker to present on injury prevention topics, please contact:

Charles “CJ” Briggerman
Program Manager of the Injury Prevention Center
(937) 208-3196


Contact Us

If you or a loved one needs emergency or trauma care, our teams of specially trained doctors and nurses are here to help. At Premier Heath, we quickly assess your condition and provide the care and treatment you need.

You can access emergency services at the following locations: