Trauma Prevention Program
As Minnesota's first Level 1 Trauma Center, HCMC is not only committed to the treatment of trauma patients but to providing patients, clients, and the broader community with proactive trauma prevention programs. Since 1989, HCMC has been providing these programs in collaboration with schools, community groups and other healthcare providers.
HCMC’s Trauma Prevention programs address injuries that may occur at any age. Working in collaboration with other safety oriented coalitions and partners; our staff provides both direct education as well as technical assistance to the other health care providers and community groups to address their specific injury concerns.
Trauma Prevention and Safety Programs
- Child Passenger Safety (PDF)
- Safe Driving for Teens (PDF)
- Worksite Traffic Safety Challenge
- Home Safety for Kids and the Elderly (PDF)
- Bike Safety
- Injury Free Coalition for Kids
- Safe Kids of Hennepin County
- Think First Injury Prevention Program
- ECHO- Emergency Community Health Outreach Partnership
- www.safekids.org - Safe Kids USA, preventing injuries at home, at play and on the way
- www.injuryfree.org - Injury Free Coalition for Kids
- www.wikihow.com/Teach-Children-Basic-Street-Safety-when-Walking - Basic Street Safety for Kids
- hcmc.org/outdoors - A website dedicated to outdoor safety tips from our doctors and providers
- www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htm - Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
- www.ncoa.org - National Council on Aging, information about home safety and preventing falls
- www.mnfallsprevention.org - Minnesota Falls Prevention Initiative – provides information for both adults and professionals to help reduce falls
Brain Injury Resources
- www.savethisbrain.org - Save this brain, an interactive website that provides safety information for sports and recreational activities
- www.braininjurymn.org - Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, 612-378-2742
- www.biausa.org - Brain Injury Association of USA, 703-761-0750 or 1-800-444-6443
- www.braintrauma.org - The Brain Trauma Foundation 212-772-0608
- www.ninds.nih.gov - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
For more information on HCMC’s Prevention program, contact the program coordinator, Julie Philbrook, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 612-873-8500.
Julie Philbrook, RN, MAN, MAL, has been a registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center for more than 30 years. She has a masters degree in Leadership and Nursing from Augsburg College and has worked in the field Trauma Prevention more than 23 years. Prior to this position, she was a Senior Staff Nurse in the HCMC Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Julie has been the state coordinator for the THINK FIRST Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention program for 23 years. She has planned and coordinated countless injury programs including bike rodeos, high school mock car crashes, worksite programs, and car seat safety events. She has received several prevention grants; including a four-year Robert Wood Johnson funded Injury Free Coalition for Kids project grant. She was one of the first child passenger safety technician instructors in the nation and a founding member of the MN Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board.
In 2001, Julie was honored by her peers with the first Minnesota Injury Prevention Professional Award. In 2012, she was recognized again with the MN Champions of Child Safety Award. Other awards include the HCMC Excellence in Nursing Award, the AAA Minneapolis Safety Hero Award and the Hennepin County Star Performer Service Improvement Award.