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December Issues & Solutions Sheet: Smoke Alarm Installation Programs

During the month of December, the University of Michigan Injury Center is focusing on the prevention of fire and burn injuries and fatalities. In 2012, unintentional fire/burn was the 3rd leading cause of injury death for children aged 5 to 9 in the U.S. and the 4th leading cause in MI. 

What Is One Solution? 

Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds.  The study followed nearly 600 teens and young adults for two years after an emergency room visit for an assault injury or other condition. The assault group's members were twice as likely to suffer another violent injury - most within 6 months.

October Spotlight:  The Community Advocacy Project (CAP) 

October has been designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this awareness month, the U-M Injury Center is focusing on the prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is used to describe physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.

What is One Solution? 

The Community Advocacy Project (CAP) is an evidence-based program created to help female survivors of intimate partner violence re-gain control of their lives.