Injury is the leading cause of death for people aged 1 to 44. Each year, more than 50 million people are injured seriously enough to require medical treatment in the United States. And some 180,000 of them die.
The most important fact is that nearly all injuries are predictable and preventable.
The University of Michigan Injury Center conducts extensive research on injury prevention, supports education and training in the field, and reaches out to share evidence-based findings.
Gun Violence Information
Links to information about gun violence, in light of the tragedy in Connecticut.
CDC School Violence: Data & Statistics
NYT Op-Ed article: “Do We Have the Courage to Stop This?”
Forbes article: “Gun Violence: America’s Secret Health Crisis”
Gun Death Tally Since Newtown Shooting
Mark your calendar for a combined University of Michigan Injury Center/MIPA conference this fall. It will take place September 30-October 1 in Ann Arbor. Watch for more details.