Washington — Targeted Issue

Statewide Drowning Prevention Through the Washington State EMS and Trauma Systems

Oct. 1, 1994 - June 30, 1997

Grant Number
MCH 534002
Project Overview
Goal: (1) decrease the mortality and morbidity of children ages 0-21 years due to submersion incidents in Washington State over a 2-year period. Objectives (1) establish community-based drowning prevention programs; (2) disseminate water safety education among children and their parents; (3) increase life jacket use by children; (4) integrate drowning prevention into the State Emegency Medical Services/Trauma System (EMS/TS)
Washington State Department of Health
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Linda Quan, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Do parents value drowning prevention information at discharge from the emergency department? Research Paper/Publication Annals of Emergency Medicine 2001
Are Life Vests Worn? A Multiregional Observational Study of Personal Flotation Device Use in Small Boats Research Paper/Publication Injury Prevention 1998
PMID: 9788091