Fast Facts

Opioid overdoses are preventable.

Potential opportunities to link people to care or to implement life-saving actions were present for more than 3 in 5 people who died from drug overdose.


The Overdose Data to Action supports 66 recipients in collecting high quality, comprehensive, and timely data on overdoses, and in using those data to inform prevention and response efforts. More>

CDC’s role in preventing opioid overdose >

Suicide is responsible for one death every 11 minutes.

Suicide can have lasting harmful effects on everyone.

Suicide was responsible for nearly 46,000 deaths in 2020.



The Injury Center funds the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program’s 11 recipients with approximately $8.5 million per year for five years. A key outcome of this program is a 10% reduction in suicide and suicide attempts among vulnerable populations in the selected jurisdiction. More >

Know the warning signs >

Everyone is at risk for a TBI.

Falls lead to nearly half of the TBI-related hospitalizations



TBIs affect the lives of people of all ages. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data suggest that some groups are at greater risk. More >

Help prevent TBI in young children and older adults >

State Programs
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Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP).
Learn how states implement strategies that address the most pressing injury and violence issues >