Community Outreach

Trauma is the number one cause of death in young people.

In an effort to address this public health crisis, EAST began hosting an annual Community Outreach Program in 2012. Held during the Annual Scientific Assembly, the program is coordinated by the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee whose volunteers travel into the local community to deliver high-quality, high-profile injury prevention programs around topics such as distracted and impaired driving, vehicle safety, teen violence, and substance abuse.

The 2023 EAST Community Outreach Program will be held January 17, 2023. EAST is pleased to be returning to William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Florida for the 2023 program.  See the video below from the 2020 program held at William R. Boone High School.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form linked in the button below. All volunteers must be pre-registered and complete the online form. 

Community Outreach Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you to Z-Medica for their support of the 2020, 2018, and 2017 EAST Community Outreach Programs by providing supplies for training.

Thank you to Orlando Health/ Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orange County Public Schools and Memorial Regional Trauma Center for supporting the 2020 program.  

Learn more about the EAST Community Outreach Program

Since 2012, the EAST Community Outreach Program has educated more than 3,000 high-school students across the country about the dangers of distracted driving due to texting and alcohol use. 

In 2017 and 2018, EAST directed its outreach efforts toward training nearly 100 non-medical personnel on hemorrhage control in the wake of the gun violence epidemic. Participants learned how to use pressure, packing, and tourniquets to control bleeding in order to save lives.

Watch the videos below to learn more about how the EAST Community Outreach Program is raising awareness about public health issues in order to prevent and control injuries and save lives. 

EAST ICVP Community Outreach Program Videos

2020 - Stop the BleedSM, Distracted Driving,  Firearm Safety and Burn First Aid, and Careers in Medicine

2019 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Firearm Safety, Stop the Bleed and Careers in Medicine

2017 - Public Access Hemorrhage Control and Training for Non-Medical Personnel

2016 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse
2015 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse
2014 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse