Injury prevention programs
We're eager to partner with your organization to help keep our communities safe. All our educational programs — on topics ranging from pedestrian safety to gun locks — are free.
Learn more about our injury prevention programs below. If you’re interested in participating in or hosting a program, fill out the form on this page.
This program teaches high school and college-aged students about the risks associated with binge drinking, including how to spot the signs of acute alcohol poisoning and how to respond quickly.
This program is presented to local high schools and colleges.
This program aims to reduce injuries among local children and youth by addressing:
- Traffic safety
- Home safety
- Water and fire safety
- Poison prevention
- Fall prevention
This program, designed for those ages 15 to 24, builds awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, with an emphasis on discouraging cell phone use while driving.
This program is presented to local high schools.
This program is designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
Trained facilitators conduct eight two-hour sessions for participants to learn to view falls, and fear of falling, as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. Participants also learn how they can change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
As part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign, Geisinger Medical Center teaches people how to manage life-threatening bleeding until EMS or first responders arrive.
A combination of lecture, videos and hands-on skill stations, this course lasts about an hour and teaches the basic principles of bleeding control and tourniquet use.
This course is available to local civic groups, schools (including staff and students), church groups, community groups (including Boy and Girl Scouts) and employees of local companies.