- INJURY & VIOLENCE PREVENTION
The Injury and Violence Prevention Section works with state and local partners to help Michigan communities stop injuries and violence. Here is what we do:
- Collect and explain data on injury and violence
- Develop and evaluate prevention programs
- Provide tools, technical assistance, and information
- INJURY is damage or harm to the body resulting in impairment or destruction of health. Examples are broken bones, cuts, brain damage, spinal cord injury, poisoning and burns.
- Is the leading cause of death and disability for Michiganders, ages 1-44
- Leading causes of death include: motor vehicle crashes, falls, and for infants less than 12 months of age, unsafe sleep environments.
- Occurs in very predictable patterns, with recognizable risk factors in identifiable populations
- Is preventable
is the intentional use of power or force against oneself or another person. Violence can be physical, psychological or sexual. Examples are suicide, sexual assault, and bullying.
- Can lead to life-long mental and physical health problems
- Increases the risk of being a victim or perpetrator of further violence
- Is a learned behavior
- Is preventable
- MiVDRS Michigan Violent Death Reporting System
- PDO Prevention
Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Prevention Initiative
- Safe Kids Michigan Information and Resources Regarding the Prevention of Accidental Injury to Children and Safe Kids Coalitions Throughout Michigan.
- Sexual Violence Prevention
Educational Materials Regarding Rape Prevention and Links and Resources for Sexual
- Suicide Prevention
Information for Suicide Prevention