Violence and injury prevention
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.
- Domestic violence
- Gun violence and LOK-IT-UP campaign
- Human trafficking
- Sexual assault
- Suicide prevention
- Affordable lifejackets
- Boater safety
- Pool and spa safety
- River safety
- Swim safety
- Bike helmets and bicycle safety
- Car seats and booster seats
- Target Zero traffic safety issues
- Traffic safety coalition
- Falls from windows are an important cause of injury in childhood.
- Every year almost 5,000 children are injured after window falls.
- Most children who fall are between 2 and 5 years old.
- Most falls happen in the spring and summer months, when windows are open.
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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