ATA’s Stop the Bleed initiative has trained 1500+ Arizonans! Read more below!
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Special thanks to Donovan’s, Sushi Broker, and Chili’s for award donations! Thanks to Banner University Phoenix and Phoenix Children’s Hospital for providing free child car seats (and proper installation!) and free bike helmets (and bike helmet fittings!).
FAQs About Tackle Trauma 5k
What is the Arizona Trauma Association? The Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization comprised of Arizona’s trauma centers. Trauma Centers are highly specialized centers within hospitals that are equipped and staffed to care for severely injured patients where there is an immediate issue of survival. ATA strives to improve the delivery of this trauma care through education, collaborative research, and injury prevention/outreach activities.
What is Tackle Trauma? Tackle Trauma is ATA’s annual fundraising activity. The 6th annual event will be held on Super Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Glendale, 85302! The 5k course is great way to start your football Sunday with family and friends–we’ve got activities for the kids including face-painting and a bouncy house, plus lots of great ‘safety’ giveaways for participants! See the map for exact start/finish information and contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
What are the raised funds being used for? In May 2017, ATA launched an injury prevention initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Our “Distracted Driving Kills” campaign was featured on 6 digital billboards across metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, and was seen by over 1 MILLION drivers each week! Arizona Trauma Association has also partnered with the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) to provide rider scholarships in 2017 and 2019. AMSAF promotes motorcycle safety and awareness through education, collaboration with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board. AMSAF’s Basic Rider Course is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class. This valuable education helps keep Arizona’s roads safe for two- and four-wheeled drivers!
In its commitment to education and training, ATA worked with Flagstaff Medical Center/Chandler Regional Medical Center to produce a Trauma Guideline Manual for nurses and first responders. 250 copies were published and provided at no charge to attendees of the 2017 Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. In 2018 -19, ATA provided sponsorship for Advanced Practice Provider Workshops (Trauma), Pediatric Care After Resuscitation, and TOPIC education programs.
In February 2018, ATA purchased four ‘Train the Trainer’ Bleeding Control Education kits as part of a statewide training initiative in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop The Bleed program–did you know a person can die from blood loss within 5 minutes? Our skilled volunteer educators have trained 1000+ people in urban and rural Arizona in 2018! Visit our bleeding control initiative page for more info or to find a course near you.
Who is affected by trauma? Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for all children and adults up to age 46! Whether it’s a car crash or a fall from a ladder, countless people and their families are affected by trauma. All verified trauma centers are held to the highest standards of care and must also provide certain programs within their hospital and to their communities in order to maintain their verification status. Receiving care from a trauma center can significantly lower the risk of death.
Thank you for your support as we continue our mission to improve the delivery of healthcare in Arizona!
Joseph Sucher, MD, President, Arizona Trauma Association
Fundraising Co-Chair, Alicia Mangram, MD
Fundraising Co-Chair, Gina Shirah, MD