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Injuries and violence affect everyone – at every age, and in every community. Each year, thousands of Americans lose their lives to injuries or violence, succumbing to the consequences of falls, car and bicycle crashes, homicides, suicides, unintentional poisonings, fires, and drownings. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 in the United States and the fourth leading cause of death for Americans overall.1 Injuries and violence have a significant impact on the overall health of Americans including premature death, disability, and an increased burden placed on the health care system. Despite the existence of prevention strategies that have been proven effective, each year there are:
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online] (2014) [accessed 2016 Oct 17].
2 Florence C, Simon T, Haegerich T, et al. Estimated Lifetime Medical and Work-Loss Costs of Emergency Department–Treated Nonfatal Injuries — United States, 2013 [online] (2015) [accessed 2016 Oct 17].
3 Florence C, Simon T, Haegerich T, et al. Estimated Lifetime Medical and Work-Loss Costs of Fatal Injuries — United States, 2013 . [online] (2015) [accessed 2016 Oct 17].
4 Polidano C. Measuring public sector capacity. World Dev. 2000;28(5):805–822.