This page serves as a comprehensive resource hub for accessing trauma system-related information, tools, and resources.

A well-coordinated trauma system plays a vital role in saving lives, reducing disability, and improving outcomes for individuals who experience traumatic injuries. This web page is designed to provide healthcare professionals, first responders, policymakers, and the public with valuable resources to enhance the delivery of trauma care in South Dakota.

On this web page, you will find a diverse collection of resources that cover various aspects of trauma system development, implementation, and improvement.

Injury Prevention Resources

Sample Injury Prevention Activities

Car Seat Safety
Farm Safety
Poison Control
Pedestrian Safety
Weather Safety
Children in Vehicle Safety
Sun Safety

Bike Safety
ATV Safety
Fire Safety
Playground Safety
Road Safety
Fall Prevention
Sports Safety

Pool/Water Safety
Walk Like a Penguin
Home Safety
Booster Seat Safety
Toy Safety
Distracted Driving Safety
Roadway Safety

Seat Belt and Car Seat Safety

Did you know…

  • Three out of four children are not as secure as they should be in a vehicle because of improper car seat use.
  • South Dakota is nearly 15% below the national average in seat belt use.
  • South Dakota is more than 45% above the national average in fatal crashes.

The South Dakota Department of Health wants to prevent needless deaths due to improper seat belts and car seat use. Kits have been developed so you can promote these lifesaving activities in your community.

Car Seat Safety Toolkit Seatbelt Safety Toolkit

To request toolkit items or for more information, contact

Where You Can Help Spread Awareness:

  • Sporting events
  • Classrooms
  • Wellness fairs
  • Drivers' education classes
  • Birthing classes
  • Maternity wards
  • Local doctors
  • Childcare centers
  • High schools
  • Neighborhood block parties
  • High school events (proms, football games, academic tournaments, etc.)
  • Family-friendly events (art exhibits, carnivals, etc.)
  • Local music venues

And anywhere else you can think of!