Injury Data and Resources
Related Injury Websites
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
- Health, United States
Health, United States is an annual report on national trends in health statistics. The 2004 report includes a highlights section, chartbook, and 153 trend tables. The 1996-97 publication included an injury chartbook.
- Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 contains 467 objectives designed to serve as a road map for improving the health of all people in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century.
- International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on Injury Statistics
The purpose of ICE is to improve international comparability and quality of injury data. The ultimate goal is to provide the data needed to better understand the causes of injury and the most effective means of prevention.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
NCIPC works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries. As the lead Federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other Federal agencies; national, State, and local organizations; State and local health departments; and research institutions. The NCIPC site offers fact sheets, data, publications, and other information resources.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. NIOSH is responsible for conducting research on the full scope of occupational disease and injury ranging from lung disease in miners to carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users.
Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section (ICHES) of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
The Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association addresses violent and unintentional injuries and all types of emergency public health to persons of all ages.
Injury Prevention Web (IPW)
The Injury Prevention Web hosts the Web sites of several agencies and organizations working to prevent injuries. This site contains a weekly literature update (www.safetylit.org) of recent journal articles and agency reports, injury data for every State, more than 1400 links to government and nonprofit injury prevention sites worldwide, suggestions of books for your library, and the gateway for information about scheduled teleconference sessions.