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Injury Prevention

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Unintentional injuries are a significant public health problem. The primary causes of unintentional injuries include motor vehicle crashes affecting passengers or pedestrians, falls, drowning, choking, suffocation, residential fires/burns, and occupational and recreational activities.

Unintentional injuries are among the leading causes of injury and death for all age groups, and the number one cause of death for ages one to 44. Despite being labeled "accidents" many unintentional injuries and deaths are very predictable and preventable.

For more information, contact Maura Proser at

Fall Prevention Network
The Fall Prevention Network is a collaborative project sponsored by local governmental entities and community organizations to enhance the quality of life for older adults. It is part of the Partnerships for Health Initiative, funded by The Colorado Trust.

Tri-County Health Department has created a statewide fall prevention campaign as part of the Partnerships for Health Initiative, funded by the Colorado Trust. For more information, contact Kimberley Watkins at 720-200-1524.

Fall Prevention Network website

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Related Fact Sheets and Links:
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Bicycle Helmet Safety

Brain Injury Association
Car Seats - New Colorado Child Restraint Law
Child Passenger Safety - CDC
Child Passenger Safety - Colorado
Colorado Trust
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ergonomics (OSHA)

Healthy Aging Page
Home Safety Council
Injury and Violence Prevention (CDC)
Injury Fact Sheets (CDC)
Injury Prevention at Home
Links - Injury Prevention Websites
National Center for Injury Prevention
National Highway Transportation Safety
Occupational Safety and Health
Older Adult Driver Safety Program
Playground Injuries
Playground Safety
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Safe Kids USA
Safe Kids Denver Metro
Senior Fall Prevention Toolkit

Sun Safety / Sun-Associated Diseases

Kids Pages:
Consumer Product Safety Kids Pages
FEMA / Fire Safety Kids Pages
Teens in the Workplace
Kids Safety Pages (CDC)
Safety City (NHTSA)

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