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 48,000 deaths in 2021.



The Injury Center funds 17 states with a total of $15 million per year with a key outcome of 10% reduction in suicide and suicide attempts among vulnerable populations. More >

Know the warning signs >

Everyone is at risk for a TBI.

Falls are the most common cause of TBI.



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 >