Washington County Injury Prevention Coalition

Washington County Injury Prevention Coalition

Mission Statement:
Our purpose is to bring together agencies and individuals interested in the prevention of unintentional injury.

About the Coalition
After a meeting with Safe Kids Southeast WI, the Health Department was encouraged to establish a safety coalition and in 1999 the Washington County Injury Prevention Coalition was formed. The main focus for the coalition at that point was car seat checks.

As our coalition grew, our focus changed and expanded to include injury prevention throughout the lifespan.

Today, this working coalition advocates for safety education in our Washington County communities by promoting many safety events. The coalition consists of community partners including law enforcement, fire departments, local Washington County hospitals, EMS, various Washington County Departments, Safe Kids Southeast WI, and citizen members. In order to fulfill our mission statement the coalition organizes and participates in safety events throughout the year.

Coalition Events:
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Celebrate Families Super Safety Summer Day Camp
Every 15 Minutes Walk Yourt Child to School Day
National Bike to School Day Delivering Fire Prevention
Street Smart Kidz Halloween Safety Spooktacular

Featured video:  Imagine a World Where Every Kid is a Safe Kid

Featured Member:
featured member Michelle Large has been with the WCIPC for 11 years. Her hard work, planning, organizing and presence can be seen at all of the coalition events. Also, Michelle has worked for the Health Department for 27 years! She is a Certified Car Seat Technician. She educates and assists parents and grandparents on car seats for the safety of Washington County's littlest ones. In addition, she helps with the Well Women Program and assists with many behind the scenes activities at the Health Department on a day to day basis. We are so thankful for Michelle!

Our meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at the Public Agency Center located at 333 E. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095 in room 1023 (first floor) at 9:30am. For further information please contact Lori Loof at 262-335-4471.

Please read our Injury Prevention Coalition newsletter or brochure for more information.
Previous Newsletter Editions
2014: 1st Issue 2nd Issue
2013: 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter

Injury Prevention Featured Videos

Related Links:

Safe Kids Worldwide

Washington County car seat checks