The Injury Prevention Branch endeavors to reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through coordination and implementation of health promotion and education programs and special events.
Injury is the leading cause of death in Alabama for citizens ages 1-34 years of age. Injuries occur in highly predictable patterns with recognizable risk factors among identifiable populations. Injuries are a preventable health problem. They are not accidents. There are two types of injuries: unintentional and intentional.
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Cold-Related Illnesses
- Heat-Related Illnesses
- Lawn Mower
- Motor Vehicle
- Prescription Drugs
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Injury and Violence in the U.S.
The CDC Injury Center released an infographic providing a snapshot of injury and violence in the United States and the scope of the problem in terms of morbidity, mortality and cost to society. Prevention strategies for a number of common causes of injuries are also examined. Visit the CDC to see the entire infographic.
Alabama Deaths Due to Injuries
Statistics regarding all deaths due to injuries in Alabama from 2006-2011.
Emergency Phone Numbers
In cases of a fire or when in need of an ambulance or the police, call 911 or your local emergency number.
Alabama Coalition Against Rape Hotline 1-800-725-RAPE
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE
Alabama Poison Center 1-800-462-0800
Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
Alabama State Fire Marshal 334-241-4166
Alabama Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services (Adult Abuse Hotline) 1-800-458-7214
Alabama Department of Human Resources Child Protective Services (Child Abuse Hotline) Call your county DHR office
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-800-650-6522
Proclamation on Injury Prevention
On March 28, 2005, the governor of Alabama put forth a proclamation titled "Injury in Alabama: A Focus on Prevention." Learn more about the proclamation and the state health officer's comments.
Page last updated: April 19, 2017