Injury Prevention

Trauma is No Accident!

No one wants to get injured. CentraCare works to educate the community about preventable injuries. Our goal is not only to promote safe and healthy lifestyles, but also to decrease the number of trauma admissions to the Emergency Room.

Review safety information

Please review the following articles for injury prevention information for these specific activities:

Preventing Falls

For more information on fall prevention programs, visit

Children's Safety

Weather Safety

Car Seat Checks

Car seat checks and education are provided to you by the St. Cloud Area Child Passenger Safety Collaborative. Learn more

Concussion Prevention

For the safety of our athletes and further prevention of concussions, a Minnesota law has required all coaches and officials (public and private) to be trained in identifying concussions since 2011. In order to accommodate the regulations of the State, the Centers for Disease Control has created a prevention tool called Heads Up. The program was developed to identify and educate our athletes, parents and coaches on concussions in youth sports. The program provides online training for coaches, as well as a number of printable resources for athletes and their parents. Please take the time to thoroughly review this information so athletes who experience a concussion can be managed appropriately and return to play safely.

Central Minnesota Fall Prevention & Home Safety Coalition

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), a department of the City of St. Cloud, works with St. Cloud Hospital, Gold Cross Ambulance, St. Cloud Fire Department, St. Cloud Police Department, Central Minnesota Council on Aging and Spot Rehab to provide a falls prevention program for area seniors. Trained volunteers provide free in-home safety assessments for seniors who live independently.

Stearns and Benton Toward Zero Deaths Coalition

The MN Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) program works in partnership with community and corridor groups to improve the traffic safety of a designated area. MN TZD provides technical assistance, materials and guidance to local groups that are committed to reducing crashes and the fatalities and serious injuries that result from them.

View the Stearns and Benton Toward Zero Deaths Coalition Facebook page

For the Health of It Blog: Playing a Part to Bring Us Closer to Zero

Stop the Bleed Campaign

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. It is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Learn more at

For the Health of It Blog: Be Prepared to Save a Life — Know How to Respond In a Bleeding Emergency

Please contact St. Cloud Hospital Trauma Services Injury Preventionist with any questions regarding the current injury prevention programs and how they may benefit you or your organization.