U-M IPC Showcases our Recent Work During National Injury Prevention Day


November 18 is National Injury Prevention Day

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among U.S. children aged 1 to 18 years old, and the U-M Injury Prevention Center addresses a growing number of key injury topics through research, education, & outreach to educate the public about the burden of injuries and violence to families and communities. In light of National Injury Prevention Day, we have shared on social media a sample of the recent work of our Center including the comprehensive 2021 update to our injury prevention massive open online course, new capabilities of the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, and the TedMED Talk given by IPC Core Faculty Dr. Cheryl King on how community support in combination with the right psychotherapy can help prevent teen suicide.

Organizations participating today in helping disseminate the message of injury prevention include the Injury Free Coalition for Kids®, Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe States Alliance, the American Trauma Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, BeSMART, a division of Everytown for Gun Safety, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), the Trauma Centers of America Association and others. We are proud to add the exciting work of our CDC-funded Center to the numerous injury-focused organizations sharing their work throughout the day.