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upset couple October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 14 men in the United States have been raped or physically assaulted by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Learn more about promoting healthy relationships and preventing intimate partner violence in your community.

girl holding man's hand Celebrate Walk to School Day
October 3, 2007 is Walk to School Day in the United States. Children, teachers, and community leaders across the country will walk together to promote safer, healthier communities. Learn more about this event and pedestrian safety.

family smiling October 7 - 13, 2007 is Fire Prevention Week
Learn more about residential fires and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

upset girl with friend Youth Suicide
Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year. New CDC research shows that between 2003-2004, the rate of youth suicide climbed by 8%. Learn more about youth suicide and strategies for preventing it in your community.

teacher with students Safe Schools, Safe Youth
Learn more about CDC's ongoing study of violent deaths associated with elementary, middle, and senior high schools, results and implications for prevention.

Group of Children April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Each year, over 900,000 children are confirmed by protective services as being abused or neglected. Learn more about promoting healthy relationships and preventing child maltreatment in your community.

Baby feet Maltreatment of Infants in the United States
New CDC research finds that the risk for non-fatal maltreatment in the first year of life is greatest during the first week following birth. To help public health agencies, CDC recently developed Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements.

upset women with consoling friend April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
A recent CDC survey found that 10.6% of women and 2.1% of men reported experiencing forced sex at some point in their lives. Learn more about sexual violence and fostering healthy, respectful relationships in your community.

Autopsy Report with autopsy equipment National Violent Death Reporting System
The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) collects data on violent deaths from a variety of sources. These sources provide a more comprehensive picture of the circumstances surrounding violent death. Read the most recent NVDRS Surveillance Summary.

EMS team with patient National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 18-24, 2008
The theme of the 2008 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is "Your Life is Our Mission." EMS Week activities recognize the commitment that emergency medical personnel make to the communities they serve.

father straping jacket on daughter National Safe Boating Week is May 17-23, 2008

Stay safe during National Safe Boating Week - and all year- when you’re on the water. Wearing your life jacket can keep you afloat and alive. Learn more.
Send a Health-e-Cards on Boating Safety 1 and on Boating Safety 2

firework behind mount rushmore Fireworks Safety

They can be exciting, festive and fun – but fireworks can also be dangerous. Learn more about fireworks-related injuries.

man and women holding hands National Suicide Prevention Week is September 7-13, 2008

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for all Americans. Each year, more than 32,000 people in the United States take their own lives. Learn more about promoting connectedness and preventing suicide in your community.

boy and girl talking New CDC-TV video “Break the Silence”

Communication can help keep kids and teens happy and healthy. Talk to kids and teens today about developing healthy relationships. 

asian man kissing mother on head CDC Study Finds Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result from Seniors Falls.

Nearly 8,000 Deaths and 56,000 Hospitalizations Recorded in 2005

cop pulled over car Click It or Ticket
This summer – and all year – "Click It or Ticket," day and night. Buckling up could save your life, learn more.

boy sitting on the computer Electronic Aggression

Aggression is no longer limited to the school yard. Electronic media are providing new arenas for youth violence to occur. CDC has a number of resources available to help parents, caregivers, and educators prevent electronic aggression.

man throwing football Teaming Up to Protect Young Athletes

CDC’s new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and the Brain Injury Association of Washington is working to help Washington State football coaches recognize and respond to concussions.

baby in a car seat Child safety seats and booster seats
save lives
Make sure your child is in the right type of seat- every trip, every time.

walking to school street sign Walking has great health benefits, but a walk to school should be safe. Learn how you can help your child be the safest pedestrian possible.

installing smoke detector October 5-11, 2008 is Fire Prevention Week, and this year’s theme is “Prevent Home Fires!"

boy and father smiling Parents and other influential adults should be aware of car surfing and its potentially deadly consequences. Learn more about this dangerous activity here.

close up of a girl October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 14 men in the United States have been raped or physically assaulted by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Learn more about promoting healthy, respectful relationships and preventing intimate partner violence in your community.

kids walking in school School Shootings
School shootings are sobering and tragic events that cause much concern about the safety of students. Learn more about school violence and coping with stress in the aftermath of school violence.  

people at computer New Data on Violent Deaths are now Available
CDC is pleased to announce the availability of an on-line tool that makes data from the National Violent Death Reporting System easily accessible. Learn more about using this tool to gather detailed information on the circumstances surrounding violent deaths in sixteen states WISQARS NVDRS.

beer mug with set of keys This December, during National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D Month), consider what you and your community can do to make injuries and deaths from impaired driving less of a threat. Learn more here.







Content Source: National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, Division of Injury Response
Page last modified: January 26, 2009