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).

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