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Injury Prevention

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.



Injury and Violence in the U.S.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.

Alabama Deaths Due to Injuries 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 1-800-725-7273 (1-800-725-RAPE)

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (1-800-656-HOPE)

Alabama Poison Center 1-800-222-1222

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

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."

Page last updated: January 20, 2023