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Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Prevention

In 2009: Nearly 34,000 people in the U.S died in a motor vehicle crash. Nearly 11,000 people died...

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Prevention of Prescription Painkiller Overdose

Overdoses of prescription painkillers have more than tripled in the past 20 years, leading to...

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Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, 1.7 million people sustain a TBI. In the U.S.: At least 3 people sustain a TBI every minute...

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Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth

In 2008: More than 1,700 children ages 0 to 17 died from child abuse and neglect. 80% of deaths...


    1. NCIPC: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).
    2. Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and economic burden of injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.
    3. U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts: Highlights of 2009 Motor Vehicle Crashes.[PDF 629 KB] Table 5. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2010.
    4. Faul M, Xu L, Wald MM, Coronado VG. Traumatic brain injury in the United States: emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2010. Also see How Many People Have TBI?