Health Promotion and Prevention Unit

Injuries are the second leading cause of early death to DeKalb County residents aged 1-64. Health Promotion and Prevention Unit identifies the leading causes of injury and injury- related death to persons of all ages. Two coalitions, Safe Kids of DeKalb and Safe Communities of DeKalb, work to develop and implement prevention programs to reduce injuries and injury- related death.

Injuries can be categorized as unintentional (accidental) or intentional (deliberate). Unintentional injuries include those from motor vehicle crashes, falls, fire/smoke, poisoning and drowning.  Intentional injuries include homicide, suicide and assault (violence against others).

Safe Kids of DeKalb

Safe Kids of Dekalb is an affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide and is dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries to children under age 14.  Volunteer opportunities exist to become involved in the Safe Kids DeKalb Coalition.

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