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Free falls prevention course offered on June 6 in Naples

2016-11-08T15:00:33-05:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To help educate the public on ways to prevent falls, health care experts with Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program and Lee Memorial Trauma Services are hosting a free program on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. in Naples, Fla. The presentation will [...]

Experts offer free falls prevention course on June 12 in LaBelle

2016-11-08T15:00:33-05:00May 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To help educate the public on ways to prevent falls, health care experts with Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program and Lee Memorial Trauma Services are hosting a free program on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Barron Library, 461 Main St. in LaBelle, Fla. The presentation will focus on steps [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition launches sports-injury prevention campaign during Youth Sports Safety Month

2016-11-08T15:00:34-05:00April 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition is partnering with Lee Memorial Health System to launch the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, part of a national sports injury prevention program. The campaign is designed to educate athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches, educators and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help [...]

Young driver program empowers teens to drive responsibly

2016-11-08T15:00:38-05:00January 24th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death for all age groups, and teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. To address the importance of learning to drive responsibly as well as the potential outcomes of irresponsible driving, [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2012 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:39-05:00December 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition honored local organizations and citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards today at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Lee Memorial Health System President and CEO Jim Nathan was the keynote speaker. The awards are presented to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions and support of the [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition unveils new technology to help prevent impaired driving

2016-11-08T15:00:40-05:00December 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

To drive home the dangers of drunk, drugged, drowsy and distracted driving during 4D Prevention Month in December, members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition held a news conference on Dec. 4 to unveial new technology that simulates impaired and distracted driving. One Simple Decision, the simulation-based impaired and distracted driving program, is rolling [...]

Lee County children participate in International Walk to School Day

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties and other members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition will join local school children and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. More than 250,000 children across the United States will participate in the annual event to learn about [...]

Tai Chi event kicks off Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22

2016-11-08T15:00:46-05:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Despite a nearly five percent reduction in the number of falls recorded at Lee Memorial Trauma Center in 2010 through 2011, falls continue to be the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older in Lee County.  Since January 2012, Lee Memorial Trauma Center has treated 440 patients for injuries related to [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks off Memorial weekend with tips on preventing distracted driving

2016-11-08T15:00:51-05:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Memorial weekend ranks as one of the top five holidays for road travel. As the weekend begins and in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month observed in May, Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition is reminding the public of the prevalence and impact of distracted driving and sharing tips on roadway safety. A typical distraction lasts three [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2011 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:58-05:00December 22nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition  honored several local organizations and citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards. The awards ceremony, held Dec. 21 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, was hosted by Lee Memorial Health System board member Chris Hansen. The awards are presented to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions [...]

Holiday safety tips and statistics from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition

2016-11-08T15:00:59-05:00December 19th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

With the holidays upon us, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares the following statistics on seasonal injuries as well as some simple steps to help ensure a safe and happy season: Did you know? • 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, resulting in 12 deaths, 24 injuries, and $16.4 million in property [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks off 4D Prevention Month aimed at preventing drunk, drugged, drowsy and distracted driving

2016-11-08T15:01:00-05:00December 1st, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition offered sobering statistics at a news conference held today at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, Fla. To date, there have been 67 traffic fatalities on record in Lee County in 2011. In 2010, there were 65 traffic-related deaths. The event marks the beginning of [...]

Free fall risk assessments and health screenings planned for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23

2016-11-08T15:01:04-05:00August 31st, 2011|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

The recent televised fall of former first lady Nancy Reagan brings to focus the devastating results that falls can have on the quality of life of those over 65.  Lee County continues to lead the state in deaths resulting from a fall.  In 2009, 94 deaths were attributed to falls in Lee County. In addition, [...]

Holiday Safety Tips from The National Safety Council

2016-11-08T15:01:11-05:00December 20th, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: , |

Have a safe holiday season! The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares these safety tips from The National Safety Council: Decorations Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass "angel hair." It can irritate your eyes and skin. A common substitute is non-flammable cotton. Both angel hair and cotton snow are flame retardant when used alone. [...]

Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2010 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:11-05:00December 17th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition honored several local organizations and Lee County citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards. These awards are given to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions and support of the coalition’s mission of creating a safe community in which to live, play and work. The organizations and [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks-off National Drinking, Drugs and Driving (3D) Prevention Month

2016-11-08T15:01:11-05:00December 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

At a news conference held today at Cape Coral Police Department, members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shared prevention tips and local statistics on injuries and deaths related to driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as distracted and drowsy driving. The event kicks off National Drunk and Drugged [...]

Holiday safety tips from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition

2016-11-08T15:01:12-05:00November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: |

As the holidays approach, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares the following tips to help ensure a safe and happy season:  Decorations When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the “fire resistant” label. When purchasing a live tree, select a fresh, green tree with needles that are hard to pull off, bend between fingers [...]

Speakers bureau established for “Step WiseLee” campaign

2016-11-08T15:01:36-05:00October 7th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Following the launch of Step WiseLee, a countywide public awareness campaign aimed at preventing falls and fall-related deaths and injuries in Lee County, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition has established a speakers bureau to reach residents with information on how they can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths. Members of the Lee [...]