About CDC’s Injury Center
As a leading authority, CDC’s Injury Center protects Americans by:
- Tracking data and trends on fatal and nonfatal injuries
- Researching what works to prevent injuries and violence and putting it into practice
- Funding programs and activities to prevent overdose, suicide, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and more
- Working with partners to raise awareness
- Providing Americans information to protect themselves, their families and communities
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Leading Cause of Death
Injury is the leading cause of death for children and adults between the ages of 1 and 45.
The total economic cost of fatal and nonfatal injuries in the United States in 2019.
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Number who die as a result of violence and unintentional injuries each year.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can impact long-term health, well-being, and opportunities. Together we can ensure a strong start for all children.
We are committed to preventing opioid misuse, overdoses, and deaths by working with state and local stakeholders and healthcare providers.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), overdose, and suicide are urgent and related public health challenges. When we prevent any one of these issues, we decrease the risk of the others now and for the next generation.