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Last Updated: 01/21/15 08:51:38 AM

Injury and Violence Prevention

Injury is a leading cause of death and disability among children and the leadnig cause among young adults in the state of Nevada.
What is Injury?
Injury is a serious public health problem because of its impact on the health of Americans, including premature death, disability, and the burden it places on our health care system. It is important to remember that injuries are preventable and can be reduced. The vision of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health is to change the way people think about injuries. People need to know that they can do something to make safety a reality.
Types of Injuries 
  • Unintentional Injuries

    • Bicycle

    • Pedestrian

    • Falls

    • Fire and Burn

    • Motor Vehicle

    • Accidental Poisonings

    • Drowning/Submersion

    • Spinal Cord

    • Traumatic Brain

    • Accidental Firearm

  • Intentional Injuries

    • Homicide

    • Suicide

    • Assault

    • Violence Against Women

    • Intentional Firearm

    • Intentional Poisonings/Overdoses

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