CDC APHA Infographic and Description
Address It Today. Prevent It Tomorrow.
We can reduce the generational impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), overdose, and suicide.
Urgent in Every Community
ACEs, overdose, and suicide are critical and growing public health challenges.
- 5+ of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with ACEs1
- 35% increase in suicide rates2 1999-2018
- 6x increase in opioid overdose deaths3 1999-2018
Related to Each Other
ACEs, overdose, and suicide have generational impact since preventing or addressing any one of these issues decreases the risk of the others both now and for the next generation.
Preventable if We Act Now
Aligning policies and programs—and building on community strengths—can prevent ACEs, overdose, and suicide.
- Engage People as change agents in their communities
- Increase Understanding of the shared root causes
- Ensure Equity in policies, programs, and services
- Invest in Research to better understand what works
Prevention Benefits Us All
Preventing ACEs, overdose, and suicide has wide-ranging benefits.
- Increased Economic Productivity
- Lower Healthcare Costs
- More Effective Programs and Services
- Longer Life Span
- https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db356-h.pdfpdf icon
- Infographic and Information: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/priority/index.html
- APHA | AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION | For science. For action. For health.
- CDC |Centers for Disease Control and Prevention