• Dating Violence

    Halloween Safety

    Tips to keep your little ghosts, gouls, and goblins safe this Halloween.

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  • Sports Related Injury and Concussions

    Concussion? Don't Hide It.

    More than a third of UT high school athletes said they had symptoms of a concussion but never told anyone. Remember, it's better to miss one game than an entire season.

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  • Prescription Drug Overdose

    End the Cycle of Abuse

    Domestic violence thrives on silence. If you or someone you love is in a violent relationship, call the Utah Domestic Violence Link Line at 1-800-897-5465 for help 24/7.

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  • Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

    Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids in the U.S. Correctly used car seats can reduce that risk by 71%. Find out if your child is in the right car seat today!

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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 beinnings 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."