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Injuries are common. We hear about injuries on the news and in our communities and some of us will suffer a serious injury at least once in our lives. Often, people say "accident" when they talk about injuries, but in fact, we can predict and therefore prevent most serious injuries.

Check out data and reports to learn why injuries are a Public Health concern.

Violence prevention

Violence prevention

  • Domestic violence
  • Gun violence and LOK-IT-UP campaign
  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide prevention
Water safety

Water safety

  • Affordable lifejackets
  • Boater safety
  • Pool and spa safety
  • River safety
  • Swim safety
Traffic safety

Traffic safety

  • Bike helmets and bicycle safety
  • Car seats and booster seats
  • Target Zero traffic safety issues
  • Traffic safety coalition

About us

Public Health – Seattle & King County's Violence and Injury Prevention Unit plans, implements, and evaluates selected approaches to reduce injury-related death and serious injuries to ultimately improve the health of communities in Seattle and King County.

401 5th Ave, Suite 1110 Seattle, WA 98104
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