• 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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  • Sports Concussions

    Remember it's better to miss one game than an entire season. And better to miss the season than risk your life and future.

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  • Costs of Sexual Violence

    1 in 3 women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime; costing the state of Utah $5 billion or $1,700 per resident.

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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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  • You can't fix your mental health with duct tape.

    Get help for tackling depression, divorce, suicidal thoughts, and more.... the "way a man would do it."

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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 beinnings 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."