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Injury, Violence & Safety

about 2/3 of the world remains unprepared to handle a public health emergency

National Preparedness Month 2016: The Power of Preparedness

Being prepared at all levels saves lives. Public health emergencies might take the shape of an emerging or rapidly spreading disease, a natural disaster, or an act of bioterrorism.

September 26, 2016

Defend yourself! Protect your health and that of your co-workers

Return Home from Work Safely and with Dignity

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a series of illustrated communication products for organizations that serve Spanish-speaking immigrant workers.

September 15, 2015

Beat the heat: heat related deaths are preventable

Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to reduce these risks and protect the public’s health.

July 27, 2015

injury death vs other leading causes of death for persons aged 1-44, United States, 2013

Injuries Cost the U.S. $671 Billion in 2013

In 2013 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 59% of all deaths among persons ages 1–44 years of age—that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.

March 30, 2015

Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Dating violence can happen to teens in a romantic or sexual relationship anytime, anywhere. But it doesn’t have to happen at all. A healthy relationship is built on respect and is free of violence.

February 8, 2015

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