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  • Injury Prevention

     

    Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race, economic status or geographic location. In fact, injuries are the No. 1 killer for Americans, Coloradoans and those living in Jefferson County between the ages of 1 and 44.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. (CDC), people in this age group are more likely to die from an injury—such as a motor vehicle crash, fall or other injury—than from any other cause, including cancer, HIV or the flu.

    JCPH is partnering with hospitals, childcare providers, high schools and senior groups to increase awareness and education and ultimately decrease injuries among infants, teenagers and older adults in the county. 

     

    Last Updated: 8-28-2013