Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- 1 out of every 3 deaths (32%) Cdc-pdf[PDF-1MB]External in construction is due to falls, the leading cause of work-related injury deaths.
- A new national campaign to prevent falls in construction encourages working safely and using the right equipment.
- By visiting the Stop Construction Falls websiteExternal, you can learn how to prevent falls at construction worksites and what you can do to get involved in the national campaign.
- The injury death rate among children dropped nearly 30% over the last decade, yet injury is still the leading cause of death among children.
- More than 9,000 children died from injuries in the United States in 2009.
- States and communities can align their child safety efforts with the new National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention.
- National Infant Immunization Week (April 21 – 28) celebrates the power to protect infants from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
- 42,000 lives are saved and 20 million cases of disease are prevented for each U.S. birth cohort using the current childhood immunization schedule.
- New public service announcements and other multimedia resources are available to download and share during National Infant Immunization Week and year-round.
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