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Injury Prevention and Safety

It is likely that you or someone you know has been touched by violence or injury: A neighborhood child killed in a car crash. A friend who committed suicide. An older relative who fell and suffered a brain injury.

Violence and injuries affect everyone, regardless of:

  • age
  • race
  • economic status

In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries — such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides — than from any other cause.  This (More)


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    Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014