Injury Prevention
  • More children ages 5 to 14 go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms for injures associated with bicycling than any other sport.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children of every age from 5 to 18 years old.
  • Falls are a leading cause of hospitalization for seniors.

Cottage's injury prevention services focus on identifying the primary causes of injury both on an individual and community levels, with a programmatic approach to minimizing further risk.


A dedicated injury prevention nurse coordinator, who is part of the Trauma Services team, focuses on injury prevention, and coordinates a variety of community education programs, including:


Injury Prevention Information

  •  Distracted Driving

  •  Helmet Safety

  •  Fall Prevention

  •  Child Carseat Safety
  •  Start Smart 

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Hospital Trauma Center

We report admissions and outcomes to the county as well as national databases, with a goal toward community education and injury prevention.


To learn more about Cottage's injury prevention programs or to schedule an outreach event, please contact Elizbeth Taylor-Linzey, MSN, PHN, RN, at (805) 569-7478.


Additional information on injury prevention:

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention:

California Department of Public Health Safe and Active Communities: