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Injury Prevention

The Injury Prevention Branch endeavors to reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through the coordination and implementation of health promotion and education programs and special events.

Injury is the leading cause of death in Alabama for citizens ages 1-44 years of age. Injuries occur in highly predictable patterns with recognizable risk factors among identifiable populations. Injuries are preventable health problems. They are not accidents. There are two types of injuries: unintentional and intentional.

What's New?

Child Passenger Safety Voucher Program

Starting in October 2024, ADPH will provide car seats and booster seats to caregivers who receive citations for not having car seats for their children or improperly using child restraints. This program is only available for tickets received in Calhoun, Montgomery, and St. Clair counties. Learn more.



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.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: call or text 988

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

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

Alabama Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222

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

Page last updated: July 18, 2024