PREDICTABLE AND PREVENTABLE
Car and bike accidents. Drowning and falls. Suicide and violence. When added up, accidental and intentional injuries are the leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of one and 44. In Kitsap County, injuries are the fourth leading cause of death and fifth leading cause of hospitalization.
Injuries are a serious public health issue. They cost Americans $406 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity. The non-monetary costs are equally important–the inability to work, play or learn due to disability; a reduced quality of life; untimely deaths.
Research shows that injuries can be predictable and preventable.
Our job in public health is to study the factors that increase or decrease the risk of injuries, and share the most current and reliable information about what you can do to prevent injuries from impacting your family.
RESOURCES FOR YOU
We want everyone in our community to reach their full potential and live a long, safe life. We hope you find the links we have gathered on the most popular injury prevention topics helpful and informative.
- Childhood safety A to Z
- Firearm safety
- Kitsap Safe Kids Coalition
- Senior falls
- Violence prevention
- Sexual assault prevention
- Suicide prevention
- Youth Suicide Prevention
For more information, contact: Karen Bevers (360) 728-2235 firstname.lastname@example.org.