Injury Prevention

Providence Holy Cross recognizes the importance of injury prevention. The Trauma Program is involved in community efforts to provide effective prevention programs and partners with injury prevention experts within the community.

Fall Coalition Los Angeles: Providence Holy Cross participates in a coalition of diverse organizations to reduce fall risk for older adults through education, advocacy, planning, and community action across Los Angeles County.  FPC-LA members include representatives from public, private, and non-profit organizations, health professionals, senior service providers, and balance and physical activity instructors.

Hospitals Against Violence Empowering Neighborhoods: Providence Holy Cross participates in a collaborative effort to prevent injury, violence, and the associated consequences. Recognizing injury as a public health problem, HAVEN is dedicated to the eradication of preventable injuries by developing and supporting programs that prevent injuries. HAVEN was created in 2010 in response to the recognition that trauma is the number one killer of America’s youth. St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) Trauma Services spearheaded an effort to create a collaborative of Los Angeles hospital trauma centers dedicated to the prevention of traumatic injuries.

Injury Prevention Alliance of Los Angeles County: Providence Holy Cross belongs to a group of local partners that collaborate to create a more injury free community.

Providence Tattoo Removal Program: Our tattoo removal program was started in 1998 by a nun who devoted herself to reducing violence in the San Fernando Valley. This program was founded to provide young individuals with an opportunity to change their lives by erasing the visible tattoos that connected them to their past.

Additional Resources and Information on Injury Prevention