The Nebraska Department of Health and Humans Services Injury Prevention Program is working toward a safe and injury-free life for all Nebraskans. Although injury is the fifth leading cause of death in the state and the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44, most injuries are preventable. Injury is a public health problem that can be reduced through engagement and action by all Nebraskans.
The Nebraska Injury Prevention Program works with a variety of community partners to implement evidence-based programs in accordance with the Nebraska State Plan for Injury Prevention. Through utilization of injury surveillance data and partner input the program identified the following priority areas:
The Nebraska Injury Prevention Program also addresses other causes of both unintentional and intentional injuries including poisoning, fire and burns, suicide, violence, and others.
Check out current and past installments of the Nebraska Injury Prevention and Control E-Newsletter.
The E-Newsletter is sent out monthly and provides information related to motor vehicle crashes, prescription drug overdose prevention, older adult falls, traumatic brain injury/youth concussions and Safe Kids Nebraska.