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Trauma Prevention Program


Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s Trauma Prevention and Outreach program provides community education and outreach efforts to decrease preventable death and injuries.

Senior Fall Prevention

More than 40% of trauma patients seen at Mercy San Juan Medical Center arrived due to a fall. Trauma Prevention and Outreach staff work to reduce these costly injuries.
Mercy San Juan Medical Center is proud to join other regional trauma centers in leading StopFalls Sacramento, a coalition of agencies and individuals dedicated to reducing fall injuries.

A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. Dignity Health staff help lead this important program at community locations.

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento

The Safe Kids Greater Sacramento coalition seeks to prevent death and unintentional injury to children ages 18 and under through community collaboration and education.

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento, proudly led by Mercy San Juan Medical Center and supported by Safe Kids Worldwide, is one of more than 400 grassroots coalitions that aims to educate and protect families. Areas of focus include vehicle safety, water safety, bike and pedestrian safety, drowning prevention, poisoning prevention and fire safety.

Teen Driving Safety

Mercy San Juan participates in the "Every 15 Minutes" program, a realistic reenactment of a car collision involving a drunk driver. The program, which has touched the lives of thousands of high school students in the Sacramento area, shows teens the effect drunk driving has on others.

For more information on Trauma Prevention programs please contact Jennifer Rubin at 916.864.5684 or [email protected].

Car Seat Safety Checks

Is your car safety seat installed correctly? If not, you are like most parents. More than 90 percent of car seats checked in Sacramento last year were installed improperly. Having your child in a properly installed car seat reduces his/her risk of death or serious injury by as much as 71 percent.

Attend one of our free car seat checks and learn how to install your seat correctly.

  • Make an appointment.
  • You must bring your child and car seat.
  • Expectant parents should have their car seat checked before the baby is born.
  • Services are offered in English, Spanish and Hmong.

To make an appointment at Methodist Hospital or Mercy San Juan Medical Center, or for questions, please call our Car Seat Hotline at 916.864.5779.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage people to become trained in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center offers free two-hour classes open to the community to learn how to apply dressings, tourniquets and hemostatic agents to stop bleeding.

All classes are held in Lukens Auditorium at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, 6555 Coyle Ave Suite 150, Carmichael 95608. To register, please call 916.864.5681.