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National Center for Injury Prevention & Control (NCIPC): Water-Related Activities

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Like diseases, injuries are preventable—they do not occur at random. CDC’s Injury Center uses the same scientific methods to prevent injuries that have been used to prevent disease: carefully describing the problem through surveillance, studying factors that increase or decrease risk for injury, designing and evaluating intervention strategies that target these risk factors, and taking steps to ensure that proven strategies are implemented in communities nationwide.

Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention in CDC's Injury Center monitors trends in unintentional injuries in the United States, conducts research to better understand risk factors, and evaluates interventions to prevent these injuries, including water-related injuries such as:

 
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