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Injury & Violence Prevention

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The Injury and Violence Prevention Section works with state and local partners to help Michigan communities stop injuries and violence. Here is what we do:

  • Collect and explain data on injury and violence
  • Develop and evaluate prevention programs
  • Provide tools, technical assistance, and information

Injury

 Injury is damage or harm to the body resulting in impairment or destruction of health.  Examples are broken bones, cuts, brain damage, spinal cord injury, poisoning and burns.  
  • Is the leading cause of death and disability for Michiganders, ages 1-44
  • Leading causes of death include: motor vehicle crashes, falls, and for infants less than 12 months of age, unsafe sleep environments.
  • Occurs in very predictable patterns, with recognizable risk factors in identifiable populations
  • Is preventable
Injury and Violence in Michigan Burden Report - 2018

Violence

Violence is the intentional use of power or force against oneself or another person. Violence can be physical, psychological or sexual. Examples are suicide, sexual assault, and bullying. 

  • Can lead to life-long mental and physical health problems
  • Increases the risk of being a victim or perpetrator of further violence
  • Is a learned behavior
  • Is preventable

Contact: Linda Scarpetta 517-335-8397
Agency: Community Health

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Programs

Michigan Violent Death Reporting System logo
The NVDRS is a state-based surveillance system linking data from law enforcement, medical examiners/coroners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories to help participating states design and implement tailored prevention and intervention efforts. 
Michigan Violent Death Reporting System
Safe Kids Michigan
Information and Resources Regarding the Prevention of Accidental Injury to Children and Safe Kids Coalitions Throughout Michigan. 

Safe Kids Michigan
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CORE Violence and Injury Prevention Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the goal of preventing violence and injury in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Core Violence & Injury Prevention Program (CORE VIPP)
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Educational Materials Regarding Rape Prevention and Links and Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention.

Sexual Violence Prevention