Health, Safety & Injury Prevention
Public Health Influenza/Flu and Disease Information
Information from public health agencies regarding Influenza/Flu and other disease information.
Click on a link below to go to each agency's website.
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Personal Health
Washington State Dept. of Health (DOH) Illness and Disease
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
Heart Attack and Stroke
The following information is from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
Healthy Life Style - Better lifestyle habits can help reduce your risk for heart attack. Learn what you can do to help prevent heart disease and stroke by Getting Healthy.
Heart Attack and Stroke Warning Signs: Dial 9-1-1 Immediately! Heart attack and stroke are life and death emergencies. Learn the signs and symptoms here - every second counts!!
Hands Only CPR - Information from the American Heart Association about Hands Only CPR can be found here.
Falls are the number one reason for Thurston County Medic One paramedic responses to trauma. Click here for fall prevention resources.
Injury Protection for Children
Safe Kids Thurston County / Child Care Action Council seeks to eliminate unintentional injuries in children 14 and under. Phone: (360) 786-8907, Danielle x106; Toll free: (800) 845-0956; Email: Thurston County SafeKids@ccacwa.org.
Child Car Seat Safety Program - Visit Safe Kids Thurston County
Helmet Safety - Please wear a helmet when using bicycles, skateboards, skates, or other means which increase the speed at which your body is moving.
Personal Floatation Devices - When playing or working on or in the water, wearing a personal flotation device can save your life.
Poisoning Prevention Resources
Injury and Violence Prevention Resources
West Region EMS & Trauma Care Council, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, to plan, develop, and administer the EMS and trauma care system in the 4.5 counties that make up the Region: Grays Harbor, Lewis, N. Pacific, Pierce and Thurston. It is one of eight regional councils statewide and funded primarily through a contract with the Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Injury and Violence Prevention Program. The goal of our Injury and Violence Prevention Program is to eliminate preventable death and disability due to injury and violence. We work to reduce injury risk in Washington State. We use our data to identify prevention priorities and develop interventions based on best practices. We work with local partners on prevention programs such as: Motor vehicle safety, Senior falls, Unintentional poisoning, Drowning, Suicide, Sexual violence.
Heat related injury prevention information
Click this link to view and download pamphlet regarding prevention, signs/symptoms and first aid information about dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke.