Topics

Topics (A-Z)

  • Bicycle Safety

    In an average year in Utah, 6 bicyclists are killed and nearly 850 are involved in crashes with motor vehicles.

  • Child Fatalities

    The untimely death of a child is a tragedy for families and communities. Even more unsettling is when that death could have been prevented.

  • Child Maltreatment

    Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child maltreatment and to assure children reach their full potential.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Many children are hurt in crashes because they aren’t properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat.

  • Drowning and Water Safety

    Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of injury-related death for children aged 1-14 in Utah.

  • Dating Violence

    Dating violence is verbal, emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse in a dating relationship. A dating relationship is romantic or intimate in nature and not just a casual relationship.

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is also know as Intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is abuse that occurs between two people in a close relationship.

  • Falls

    Every day, an average of eight Utahns age 65 and older will be hospitalized for injuries due to a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among older adults in Utah.

  • Safe Infant Sleep

    Infant sleep-related deaths are the leading cause (41%) of death for Utah infants ages one month to one year.

  • Teen Driving

    Teenagers are especially at risk of being in a motor vehicle crash. Drivers aged 15-19 had the highest crash rates per licensed driver in 2012.

  • Motor Vehicle Safety

    Motor vehicle crashes take a terrible toll on Utah families and communities and are a leading cause of injury-related death for Utahns.

  • Pedestrian Safety

    In an average year in Utah, 40 pedestrians are killed and 1,055 are involved in a crash with a motor vehicle.

  • Prescription Drug Overdoses

    Prescription drug abuse means taking a prescription medication that was not prescribed for you or taking a prescription drug for reasons or in dosages other than prescribed.

  • Rape & Sexual Assault

    Rape is the only violent crime in Utah that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation. One in three Utah women will experience some type of sexual assault in her lifetime and one in eight will be raped.

  • Sports Concussions

    Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.

  • Safe Kids Utah

    Safe Kids Utah was organized in 1995 to address the issue of childhood injuries and to look for better ways to keep kids safe. Safe Kids Utah is a 501(c)3 organization and is housed under the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program.

  • Student Injuries

    In Utah, school injuries peak in 6th and 8th grade then decline among high school students.

  • Suicide

    Suicide is a major public health problem in Utah. An average of 402 Utahns die from suicide and 4,152 Utahns attempt suicide each year.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Every day in Utah, 37 people are treated and released from an emergency room due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another seven are hospitalized or die each day from a TBI.

  • Utah Violent Death Reporting System

    Violent deaths represent a serious public health problem. This system coonducts surveillance that includes victim and suspect demographics, their relationships, important circumstances that contribute to a death, and weapons used.