Injury Prevention

At Premier Health, injury prevention is a priority — and a requirement to maintain verification of our Level I Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital and Level III Trauma Center at Atrium Medical Center. The mission of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dayton is to keep residents safe on the road, at home, at work, and at play. 

Injury remains the leading cause of potential lives lost and leaves thousands of Ohioans chronically disabled every year. Medical costs of injury account for 12 percent of national health care expenditures. The financial, physical, and emotional impacts touch every home, school, and workplace in all our communities. Injuries related to trauma are the most life-threatening and the most preventable.

Effective injury prevention begins with a focus on the most common causes of injury in the community. Our programs focus on the most prevalent injury areas, including:

Putting Research Into Practice

The Injury Prevention Center works to address potential injuries by turning research into practical, community-based action. Our main activities involve: 

  • Monitoring the incidence and prevalence of unintentional injury in our region
  • Identifying opportunities to target the unique injury prevention needs of our community
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating multi-disciplinary and evidence-based interventions
  • Providing ongoing educational outreach and a wide range of training opportunities to local schools, community groups, and other health care providers
  • Partnering with local, state, and national organizations to advance the field of injury prevention by promoting initiatives that facilitate safe behavior 

We are hopeful that we can work together to ensure that we reach as many families and patients as possible with the information and resources they need to stay safe on the road, at home, at work, and at play.

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: