Washington — Targeted Issue

Adolescent Drowning Risk Assessment and Prevention

Oct. 1, 1997 - Sept. 30, 1999

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Project Overview
This project aims to assess the problem of drowning for 15-19-year-olds because adolescents know little about the risk-taking for drowning. The project also aims to develop interventions because none are specifically designed to address risk factors for this age group. The goals of this project are to (1) reduce drownings among adolescents 15-19 years of age in Washington State over a 2-year period through a systematic approach to drowning prevention; (2) undertake a pilot project to determine risk-taking behavior in adolescent submersions; (3) establish the emergency department's role in drowning prevention education; (4) develop intervention strategies and tools that focus on education, policy, and technology; and (5) target three emergency medical services/trauma regions throughout the State for an adolescent- and family-focused community drowning prevention campaign.
Washington State Department of Health, Office of EMS and Trauma Prevention
Main Contact
Award Amount


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


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Adolescent Drowning Risk Assessment and Prevention DVD/CD 1999 Not Available