• Teen Memorium booklet

    A Reminding Light

    Remembering 15 lives lost on Utah Roads.

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  • Halloween Safety Trick or treaters

    Halloween Safety

    Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Hallween than on any other day of the year.

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  • Stop the Opidemic campaign

    Stop the Opidemic.

    Every week, six Utahns die from an opioid overdose. It's time to "stop the opidemic."

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  • sucidie prevention family of three

    There is hope.

    Two Utahns die of suicide every day. Learn how you can bring hope to those who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts and what resources are available.

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  • TBI Fund

    The good news: Help is available.

    Traumatic brain injuries can have a dramatic effect on your life. The TBI Fund can help you find the resources you need to return to work, school, or community activities.

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Research shows that most injuries are predictable and preventable.

Injuries and violence can have a dramatic impact on a person's ability to lead an active, fulfilling life.

From humble beginnings of tracking injuries in schools, the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to eliminate needless suffering and death from injuries and violence. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 1-54. Every day in Utah,

  • 5 people die from injury or violence
  • 34 are hospitalized due to injury or violence
  • 420 are treated in an emergency room due to injury or violence

In 2013, the top five injury-related deaths in Utah were suicides, poisonings (excludes suicides), unintentional falls, motor vehicle crashes, and unintentional suffocation.

Our mission is to be a trusted and comprehensive resource for data and technical assistance related to violence and injury. With this information, we help promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health.