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PIER Committee (Public Information Education Relations)

Emergency Medical Services Section

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    850-245-4378
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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

A Florida EMS Advisory Council Committee

EMSAC Mission: To facilitate and promote the best emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of Florida.

EMSAC Vision: A uniform EMS system that provides evidence-based prehospital care to the people of Florida and serves as the recognized leader in EMS response nationwide.

EMSAC Values: Customer service and satisfaction, public welfare and safety, collaboration, ethics, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and education.

PIER - EMS State Tool Objectives (I-IV) 

General access to helpful information:

(Does not include all national or state observances)

I. Opioids 

Department of Health & Human Services Factsheet (new window)on Opiod Crisis

Center for Disease Control (CDC)What the public needs to know (new window)

Drug Enforcement Administration (new window) (DEA)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov/

II. Motor Vehicles 

Florida Department of Transportation Safety Programs (new window)

  • FDOT Grant funded state traffic safety coalitions you can attend!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (new window)

Motorcycle

Bicycle/Pedestrian

Occupant Safety

Adult Passenger Safety

Teen Safe Driver

SeatBelts

Distracted Driving

III. Falls Prevention 

STEADI Toolkit (new window) CDC online training for health care providers

National Council on Aging (new window)

Senior focused exercise programs that may be available in your local region:

  • Silver Sneakers
  • Tai Chi
  • Matter of Balance

Florida Department of Health:

Best Practice Flyer: Trauma Agency Health-Care District Palm Beach County (Can be used as a training guide)

IV. Drowning-Pool Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility 

Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention – Drowning Prevention Links page

www.waterproofFL.com (new window)

Best Practice Coalitions:

V. HIV Health and Wellness 

General State and National validated information on HIV

VI. Hemorrhage Control - the Bleed Campaign by American College of Surgeons 

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