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From June through September, the Indiana State Department of Health will hold a statewide Trauma Listening Tour. Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention staff, along with local stakeholders, will hold “open house” style meetings in all 10 Indiana public health preparedness districts for Hoosiers to learn more about trauma, learn how state and local agencies currently respond to trauma, learn how a trauma system could help the state and, most importantly, gather personal stories of how trauma has affected those in Indiana.
Traumatic injury is the No. 1 killer of Hoosiers under the age of 45; the same is true across the country and worldwide. Injury is the fifth most common killer of Hoosiers of all ages. Traumatic injuries kill young people in the prime of their lives, impacting society as a whole in health costs, lost productivity and emotional distress.
Injury prevention campaigns have gone a long way to decrease trauma deaths, but there is more that can be done. Indiana is one of only nine states without an integrated statewide trauma system. Indiana has elements of a statewide trauma system, such as emergency medical services (EMS) providers, trauma centers and a trauma registry. The State Health Department wants to work with the public and its many stakeholders to advance Indiana towards a formal trauma system.
Where trauma systems are in place, they save lives. When trauma patients are transported, by ground or by air, to trauma centers, the preventable death rates drop by 15-30 percent. Trauma systems correctly identify patients who need trauma care, anticipate needed resources for trauma treatment, route patients to the correct facility and improve care through a quality improvement process.
Below are the dates and location of each stop on the Trauma Listening Tour. The public can come at any time from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and talk with the State Health Department Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention staff and local stakeholders. There will not be a formal presentation but the open-house style meeting will have information and displays staffed by state and local trauma experts.
|Stop 1:||District 10 (Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Crawford, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer and Perry counties)|
|Date:||Monday June 4, 4:30-8:00 p.m. (Central)|
|Location:||Evansville Vanderburgh Central Library|
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713
|Stop 2:||District 7 (Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan and Greene counties)|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Landsbaum Center for Health Education|
1433 N. 6 1/2 Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
|Stop 3:||District 1 (Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and LaPorte counties)|
|Date:||Thursday, June 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Central)|
|Location:||Woodland Park in Portage |
Portage, IN 46368
|Stop 4:||District 3 (LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Dekalb, Whitley, Allen, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells and Adams counties)|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 11, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||The Public Safety Academy|
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
|Stop 5:||District 2 (St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Pulaski and Fulton counties)|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 17, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||St. Joseph County Public Library|
304 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
|Stop 6:||District 9 (Decatur, Franklin, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties)|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Mid America Science Park|
821 South Lake Road South
Scottsburg, IN 47170
|Stop 7:||District 4 (Benton, Warren, White, Cass, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Montgomery and Fountain counties)|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds|
3150 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette IN, 47905
Home Economics Building
|Stop 8:||District 6 (Howard, Grant, Blackford, Jay, Tipton, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette and Union counties)|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
1210 N. Wheeling Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303
|Stop 9:||District 8 (Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange and Washington counties)|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Columbus Learning Center|
4555 Central Avenue, Suite 2100
Columbus, Indiana 47203
|Stop 10:||District 5 (Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson and Shelby counties)|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Ft. Harrison Garrison Center|
5753 Glenn Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46216