EAST Community Outreach


Since 2012, EAST has hosted a Community Outreach Program in conjunction with its Annual Scientific Assembly, with members of the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee (ICVP) coordinating the program and traveling into the community to deliver high-quality, high-profile injury prevention programs around public health topics such as distracted and impaired driving, vehicle safety, teen violence, and substance abuse.

Between 2012 and 2016, the program has educated more than 3,000 high-school students about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. In 2017, EAST directed its outreach efforts toward training nearly 100 non-medical personnel on hemorrhage control in the wake of the gun violence epidemic. Watch the videos and see the positive impact of the EAST Community Outreach Program.

Click here for information on the 2018 Community Outreach Program and to volunteer.    

Public Access Hemorrhage Control and
Training for Non-Medical Personnel
Thank you to all who participated!

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The 2016 mass shootings in Dallas and Orlando and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings have brought a heightened awareness of the importance of how early hemorrhage control performed by first-responders, law enforcement, and the general public can save lives. The 
2017 EAST Community Outreach Program focused on public access hemorrhage control training for non-medical personnel and will include training and simulation exercises centered around the Hartford Consensus™, Stop the BleedSM, and BleedingControl.org.

The EAST Community Outreach program, now in its sixth year, is coordinated by the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee. The event was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.  


Thank you to the Society of Trauma Nurses for joining EAST again in supporting and assisting with the EAST Community Outreach Program.  

Thank you to Z-Medica for their support of the 2017 EAST Community Outreach Program by providing supplies for training.

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