EAST Community Outreach Program

Did you know that 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 (ICVP) 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 2020 program was held on Tuesday, January 14 at William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Florida and focused on educating students about Stop the BleedSM, Distracted Driving, Fire Safety and Burn First Aid, and Careers in Medicine. Watch the video recap below.

2020 EAST Community Outreach Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the 2020 EAST Community Outreach Program as well as to the Society of Trauma Nurses for their support and assistance!

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

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


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,  Fire Safety and Burn First Aid, and Careers in Medicine - Watch the YouTube Video

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

2017 - Public Access Hemorrhage Control and Training for Non-Medical Personnel - Watch the YouTube Video

2016 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse - Watch the YouTube Video

2015 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse - Watch the YouTube Video

2014 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse - Watch the YouTube Video

2013 - Distracted Driving, Vehicle Safety, Teen Violence, and Substance Abuse - Watch the YouTube Video

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