National Trauma Awareness Month

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Every May, UC San Diego Medical Center recognizes National Trauma Awareness Month and our commitment to excellence in trauma care and trauma prevention. Trauma team members from many departments come together with the Trauma Chief, Raul Coimbra, MD, to host an exhibit in the Hillcrest Medical Center cafeteria to showcase new trauma technologies, treatments, and prevention strategies.

In 1988, The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 373, designated May ``National Trauma Awareness Month'' and authorized and requested President Ronald Regan to issue a proclamation in observance of this occasion.

“We can do a great deal of good for ourselves and our fellow Americans the more we realize the toll traumatic injury takes each year in our country -- and the more we understand that the extent of this toll is unnecessary, unacceptable, and preventable. National Trauma Awareness Month is an excellent chance for all of us to learn and to do more about the prevention and treatment of traumatic injury…and urge the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

For information about UC San Diego Medical Center’s Trauma and Burn services, and injury prevention programs, or to contact the UC San Diego Trauma Prevention Team, please contact Jan Ferree, MA, Trauma and Burn Prevention Coordinator at jferree@ucsd.edu

Regional Trauma Center/Injury Prevention Epidemiology and Research Center (IEPRC)
UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest
200 West Arbor Drive, 8896
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-7200

Trauma Prevention Coordinator
Jan Ferree, MA