• Stop the Opidemic

    Every week, six Utahns die from an opioid overdose. It’s time to “stop the opidemic.”

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  • Missing Moments

    Last year, 25 teens lost their lives on Utah roads. Learn from their stories. No one has to die on our roads.

    Read their Stories
  • There is hope.

    Two Utahns die of suicide every day. Learn how you can bring hope to those who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts and what resources are available.

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  • Sports Related Injury and Concussions

    The good news: Help is available.

    Traumatic brain injuries can have a dramatic effect on your life. The TBI Fund can help you find the resources you need to return to work, school, or community activities.

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  • Prescription Drug Overdoses

    Every month in Utah, 24 people die from prescription opioid overdoses. Utah ranks 4th highest in the nation for drug overdose deaths.

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Research shows that most injuries are predictable and preventable.

Injuries and violence can have a dramatic impact on a person's ability to lead an active, fulfilling life.

From humble beginnings of tracking injuries in schools, the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to eliminate needless suffering and death from injuries and violence. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 1-54. Every day in Utah,

  • 5 people die from injury or violence
  • 34 are hospitalized due to injury or violence
  • 420 are treated in an emergency room due to injury or violence

In 2013, the top five injury-related deaths in Utah were suicides, poisonings (excludes suicides), unintentional falls, motor vehicle crashes, and unintentional suffocation.

Our mission is to be "a trusted and comprehensive resource for data and technical assistance related to violence and injury. With this information, we help promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health."